Welcome back! This week we’re bringing attention to an update on our “Materials” page, a new tip, a fellowship opportunity, and training announcements. Tip of the Week – Was Your Client’s Parent Present? Any juvenile under the age of 16 must have a parent present for any in-custody interview. Any statement made without the parent’s presence is not admissible into evidence (§7B-2101(b)). Remember – “in-custody” is an objective test and uses the “reasonable juvenile” standard!
Happy First Friday! This week in addition to our new tip and training reminders, we want to bring attention to a blog post about Raise the Age from the School of Government and a new addition to our sidebar here on the website (if you haven’t already noticed!). Also, for those juvenile defense attorneys who are currently not on our listserv, please contact Marcus Thompson so that you can be added and get all of the latest updates on our resources, upcoming training, and more
Salutations and thank you for joining us again! This week, in addition to the invaluable Tip of the Week and necessary reminders, we’ve got a new job posting. Also, please note that many deadlines job applications and event dates are approaching within the next week! Tip of the Week – Calculations Matter Make sure you calculate your client’s delinquency history correctly. It is reversible error if you do not advise your client of the most serious disposition s/he is expose
Happy first Friday and welcome to February! Of course, this week there is a new tip, but we’ve also got another JJAC report, a new resource, and some new training announcements to share. Tip of the Week – When Should I Receive the Disposition Report? You should try to receive the disposition report prior to the dispositional hearing to review with your client. If possible, try to get a copy of the report at least several days prior to the hearing. While there is no statuto