Day 2 of the 13th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

It’s the second day of the 13th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference here at the University of Houston Law Center! Mr. Larry McClaugherty, a pharmacist and owner at McClaugherty Consulting Services opened the conference with a discussion on psychotropic medications and children.  Next, Professors Jill Campbell and Susham Modi, clinical supervising attorneys for the Immigration Clinic at the University of Houston Law Center, will follow with a presentation on immigration and juvenile law.  Professor Campbell has conducted various outreach programs throughout the Houston area on the subject of immigrant victims of crime and human trafficking, including training programs with women’s crisis centers, law enforcement agencies, and victims’ services organizations.  Prior to beginning at the University of Houston Law Center, Professor Modi worked as an advocate attorney at Harvard Law School’s Immigration and Refugee Clinical Program.  During lunch, the Center’s own Sarah Muckleroy, a recent graduate of the law center, will be given the Napoleon Beazley Defender Award.  This award recognizes the efforts of a graduating law student who is committed to working on behalf of the defense of children in the southwest region of the United States.  After lunch, Ms. Kim Dvorchak, executive director of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition, will speak about legislative and case law updates.  Professor Ellen Marrus and Ms. Chris Phillis, director of the Maricopa County Public Advocate, will follow with an interactive game of ethics jeopardy.  Ms. Sarah Guidry, executive director of the Earl Carl Institute at Texas Southern University and Ms. Deborah Fowler, deputy director of Texas Appleseed, will present on defending against school-based misdemeanors.  Honorable Michael Schneider of the 315th juvenile district court in Harris County and Dr. Olivia McGill will speak about specialty courts, the what, why, who, and how?

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference

The Center for Children, Law & Policy is pleased to announce the opening of registration for our Spring 2013 Conference, the 12th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference.

Our theme this year is Zealous Advocacy: It’s Common Sense.

The Zealous Advocacy Conference is an annual training seminar organized by the Center for Children, Law & Policy and the Southwest Juvenile Defender Center. The conference is the premier professional development training for juvenile public defense attorneys practicing in the Southwestern United States. We’ve put together a stellar lineup of presenters and we are confident that this will be our best conference yet.

Please see conference information below and on our Conference Registration page. The conference will take place on the University of Houston Law Center campus. Early registration is now open–only $80 for 13 hours of CLE credit, including 3 ethics hours (pending).

Please contact us with any questions or concerns at Center4CLP@gmail.com.

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE:

  • Date: Thursday, May 16 & Friday, May 17, 2013
  • Location: University of Houston Law Center (click for address & directions)
  • Price: $80 if you pre-register by April 26, 2013; $200 if you register after April 26, 2013
  • CLE Hours: likely 13 hours with 3 ethics hours (pending)
  • Conference Hotel: Out-of-town attendees can take advantage of the special negotiated rate of $139.00 per night at the University of Houston Hilton Hotel (832- 531-6300), located on the UH campus.

Keynote Speaker: David Domenici

David Domenici

Co-founder, Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Director, Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings

David co-founded and served as the founding principal of the Maya Angelou Academy-the school located inside the District of Columbia’s long-term, secure juvenile facility-from 2007 to 2011.

He designed the key elements of the school model, including short, thematic units aligned with state standards, incentive programming based on the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports framework, a technology-enhanced instruction and learning platform, and a set of technology tools designed to enhance communication between school and correctional staff.

The Maya Angelou Academy’s success has been widely recognized. Retention rates (the percentage of students remaining in school or holding jobs after release to the community) have doubled since the Maya Angelou Academy began serving D.C.’s incarcerated youth.

Other Presenters Include:

  • Professor David Dow
    University of Houston Law Center
  • Hon. Angela Ellis
    Associate Judge, 315th District Juvenile Court of Texas
  • Professor Sally Terry Green
    Texas Southern University Thurgood Marshall School of Law
  • Nathan Koppel
    Wall Street Journal
  • Professor Michael Lindsey
    Southern Methodist University
  • Professor Ellen Marrus
    University of Houston Law Center
  • Chris Phillis
    Director, Maricopa County Office of the Public Advocate
  • Miriam Riskind
    Isenberg & Riskind
  • Hon. Michael Schneider
    Presiding Judge, 315th District Juvenile Court of Texas
  • Professor Joseph Tulman
    University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law
  • National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) Training Team

HOW DO I REGISTER?: You can register starting TODAY and get more information at the Center for Children, Law & Policy Conference Registration page.

More information on CLE hours, presenters, and the payments can be found on the Conference Registration page.