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Join Chase College of Law and the Children's Law Center as we celebrate and review the history of In re Gault, decided 50 years ago, which held that children are individuals who possess their own constitutional rights. Sessions will provide an overview of In Re Gault, a discussion of the ethics involved in right and role to counsel in juvenile court, a snapshot of reform efforts in Kentucky, Ohio, and Indiana, and a discussion of potential expansions of Gault in delinquency matters and into areas including family law, immigration, and post-conviction.
8:00 a.m. Registration and Coffee
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Associate Dean Lawrence Rosenthal, Chase College of Law
8:30 a.m. Introduction to Gault and the Juvenile Court
Acena Beck, Executive Director of the Children’s Law Center
9:00 a.m. Ethics and the Role of the Juvenile Defender Post-Gault
Professor Kim Jordan, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University
Hon. Karen Thomas, Campbell County Juvenile Court Judge
*1.5 ethics/professionalism credit CLE
The role of the juvenile defender is highly complex and specialized: skilled lawyers are essential to ensure due process and promote fundamental fairness. The Rules of Professional Conduct apply to juvenile defenders, but the role and attorneys’ obligations to clients are often misunderstood. In 2012, the National Juvenile Defender Center published the National Juvenile Defense Standards, which reflect a comprehensive picture of the role and duties of juvenile defenders and seek to guide attorneys in managing ethical questions and professional performance. This session will focus on how the Rules of Professional Conduct and Standards apply to children’s attorneys, and opportunities for improved practice.
10:30 a.m. History, Reforms and Opportunities to Build on Gault
Kim Brooks Tandy, Juvenile Justice Consultant
Amanda Mullins Bear, Managing Attorney, Children’s Law Center
Professor Amy Halbrook, Chase College of Law
*1.5 general credit CLE
Reform efforts in Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana have significantly changed the juvenile justice landscape since Gault. Presenters will discuss the history of reforms in each state; right to counsel and the role of counsel in each state; and opportunities to extend the right to counsel afforded by Gault to other contexts including family court, immigration matters and post-convictions.
12:00 p.m. Acknowledgments
Chase College of Law and the Hamilton County Court of Appeals, First District, host Ohio and Kentucky judiciary for a panel discussion on professionalism in the courtroom. Helen Bukulmez, General Counsel & Director of Engagement at Consultwebs.com, Inc., will present on ethical attorney marketing techniques that can involve both online and offline aspects and utilize all of a firm's existing resources in oder to bring in interested prospects as well as the clients your firm is searching to attract. Consultwebs.com, Inc. is a national company that has been exclusively serving the online marketing needs of attorneys since 1999.
12:30 p.m. Registration
1:00 p.m. Welcome
1:00 p.m. Ethics in Attorney Marketing
Helen Bukulmez, Esq., General Counsel & Director of Engagement, Consultwebs.com, Inc.
Is your law firm’s marketing bringing in the business you need? Are you marketing your firm ethically? This CLE will focus on attorney marketing techniques that can involve both online and offline aspects and utilize all your existing resources in order to bring in the interested prospects as well as the clients you are looking for while following the rules of attorney marketing. Join us for an hour full of ideas, up-to-date information on online and offline attorney marketing strategies, and conversations of the ethical considerations of your legal marketing.
Presentation Materials (PDF)
1.0 ethics/professional conduct CLE
2:00 p.m. Break (beverages provided)
2:15 p.m. Professionalism: A View from the Bench
Moderator: Judge Russell Mock, Hamilton County Court of Appeals
Judge Cameron Blau, Campbell County District Court
Judge Richard Brueggemann, Boone and Gallatin Counties Circuit Court
Judge Steven Martin, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas
Judge Lisa Allen, Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas
1.5 ethics/professional conduct CLE
3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks