Ellen Ramsey-Kacena, Juvenile Law Seminar Committee Chair
The Iowa State Bar Association Annual Juvenile Seminar is coming up on Wednesday, April 3. You won’t want to miss this year’s seminar as there are some exciting new changes in the future for juvenile court. The committee has worked to put together some phenomenal and timely content for the juvenile law practitioner.
Some of the highlights will include: DHS Director, Jerry Foxhoven, presenting on the Families First Prevention and Services Act and what that will mean for juvenile court; Youth from AMP to provide the child’s perspective; Dr. Amy Shriver to provide information about nutrition in brain development; and Hon. Joseph Seidlin to present on Trauma Informed Care: What Works. We will also have a presentation from Steve Nylin from the 24/7 Dads program to talk about how to engage fathers in the juvenile process. Dale Woolery from the Governor’s Office of Drug Control Policy and Rod Courtney, Director of CRUSH of Iowa, will present on Substance Abuse Cases: Special Needs/Special Knowledge. We would never have a juvenile seminar without including everyone’s favorite - the Case Law Update with Prof. Brent Pattison, Director of the Joan and Lyle Middleton Center for Children’s Rights, Drake University Law School.
This year’s seminar is being offered as a live webinar, as well as an in-person event, allowing attorneys from throughout the state of Iowa to participate and learn from the location of their choosing. In-person attendance will take place at the ISBA Building in Des Moines.
We expect 7.25 state hours of CLE credit, which includes one ethics and 7.25 juvenile hours, to be approved. Visit the Juvenile Law Seminar event page to learn more. Early-bird registration is available until April 2.