Representing the Juvenile Criminal Defendant: Navigating the Juvenile Justice System

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Thursday, July 18, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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Monday, July 29, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0; GAL Child: 2.0; VIDC Recertification Credit: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 2.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $150

Information

Why Attend?

Representing a juvenile is very different from representing an adult.

  • Understand the structure of the juvenile justice system
  • Learn the many dispositional alternatives available
  • Hear what the most important players—judge, probation officer, and GAL—are looking for
  • Gain valuable best practices and tips for effective representation
GAL for Children Continuing Credit Hours: 2.0

GAL Information

 

VIDC Recertification Credit: 2.0

Every juvenile who commits an offense in Virginia—misdemeanor, felony, or traffic offense—appears before the Juvenile and Domestic Relations (J&DR) District Court. Like the other district courts, the J&DR court shares many of the characteristics of circuit courts, but with no jury and limited discovery among other differences. Even more, the J&DR has an additional duty to protect the confidentiality and privacy of juveniles and their families, and to emphasize treatment and rehabilitation rather than punishment. The options available to the alleged or adjudged delinquent minor are therefore much broader than those offered to an adult in any other forum. The attorney who doesn’t understand all these options, and use them to the client’s advantage, is missing important opportunities.

This seminar will uncover all the options, from the detention hearing to ultimate disposition, with a focus on the available dispositional alternatives offered by many jurisdictions. With a faculty offering important perspectives—judge, probation officer, guardian ad litem, and criminal defense lawyer—you are sure to learn how

Among the topics to be discussed:

  • Special considerations during adjudication, including infancy and competency at the juvenile level
  • Trial of a juvenile as an adult
  • The role of the guardian ad litem in juvenile criminal cases
  • The enhanced role of the probation officer
  • The dispositional alternatives available to juvenile defendants
 

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Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
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Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

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MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (July 18) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Representing the Juvenile Criminal Defendant: Navigating the Juvenile Justice System
2:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (July 29) (Eastern Time)

12:00 Representing the Juvenile Criminal Defendant: Navigating the Juvenile Justice System
2:00 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

FACULTY

Hon. Jayne A. Pemberton, J&DR Court, 12th Judicial District of Virginia / Chesterfield
Stephen A. Mutnick, Blackburn, Conte, Schilling & Click, P.C. / Richmond
Lisa W. Piper, Lisa Way Piper LLC / Henrico
Matt Thompson, 19th Judicial District Court Service Unit / Fairfax

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