Registration is now open for the 2015 Juvenile Defender Conference, to be held August 14, 2015 at the UNC School of Government. The Juvenile Defender Conference addresses topics of interest to attorneys who represent children in delinquency proceedings. This year’s conference will address racial disparity and the role of defense counsel. It will include sessions on applying the School of Governments’ Race Manual to delinquency cases and using pre adjudication advocacy to combat racial disparity. The conference will include an ethics session on implicit bias and the role of the juvenile defenders. A case law and legislative update session is included as well. The conference, cosponsored by the School of Government and the Office of Indigent Defense Services, offer six hours of CLE credit—including one hour of ethics/professional responsibility—and feature instructors from across the state. The link to register is www.sog.unc.edu/node/1238.
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