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Gault at 50: Examining a Youth’s Right to Counsel in Nebraska Webinar
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When: Thursday, August 25, 2016
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT

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*Nebraska MCLE #127219. Iowa MCLE #237729. 1 CLE hour. (Distance learning credit)
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Registration Fees
FREE - NSBA Juvenile Law Section member
$45 - NSBA dues-paying member (25% discounted price for NSBA dues-paying members)
$60 - Regular registration

Juvenile Law Section Members:  To receive your discounted rate, use the promo code juvelaw while checking out in the NSBA store.   Be sure to click the "Apply" button to ensure the discount is applied. If you are unsure if your section member status, please contact the NSBA offices at (402) 475-7091.

Brought to you by the Juvenile Law Section of the NSBA

In 1967, the United States Supreme Court held in In re Gault that children have a constitutional right to a lawyer in juvenile court. But, nearly 50 years after that landmark decision, data shows that in 2015 only 6 out of 10 youths in Nebraska received access to counsel. In this webinar we will review key aspects of the Gault decision and its Nebraska progeny, examine current Nebraska data and recent statutory changes regarding the right to counsel, and discuss developmental reasons why we must take special steps to protect this constitutional right and ways that Nebraska attorneys can help achieve the promises of Gault.

Juliet Summers is the Policy Coordinator at Voices for Children in Nebraska, where she is responsible for overseeing Voices for Children’s policy research, analysis, and advocacy efforts, primarily on behalf of children involved in Nebraska’s child welfare and juvenile court systems. Prior to joining Voices for Children, Juliet represented youth in juvenile proceedings as a public defender in Douglas County. Juliet holds a law degree from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from Duke University. She is a member of the Nebraska bar and the Juvenile Law section.

Christine Henningsen is the Director of Nebraska Youth Advocates a project housed at UNL’s Center on Children, Families and the Law. Nebraska Youth Advocates works to
advance the practice of juvenile defense through training, resource development and advocacy for youth involved in the juvenile justice system. Christine previously worked as a public defender representing youth in Douglas County and as the Juvenile Justice Attorney for Nebraska’s Court Improvement Project. Christine graduated from Creighton University School of Law and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Loyola University of Chicago. She is a member of the Nebraska Bar and Chair of the Juvenile Law Section.

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