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Annual Events

Judicial and Bar Conference Itinerary

2019 Judicial & Bar Conference

2019 Judicial and Bar Conference

Children and the Law: Protecting the Future

Overview   Conference Itinerary • Seminar Programs  Free Membership Forum

 Plenary Program  Keynote Luncheon • Free Judicial Reception


8:00 a.m. Conference Registration Opens
9:00 – 9:45 a.m. Call to Order and Reports
10:00 a.m. – Noon Plenary: The New Juvenile Justice Challenge:
 Recognizing and Responding to Traumatized
 Children and Adolescents
12:15 – 2:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon
2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Seminar: Educational Equity in the District: Positive
 Alternatives to Disciplinary Exclusion
2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Seminar: Child Welfare: Striking the Balance Between
 the Best Interests of the Child and the Parents’ Rights
 2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Seminar: A Courtroom Advocate's Guide to the Family
 First Prevention Services Act
 2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Seminar: The Psychological Toll of Racism on Youth in
 the Age of Social Media
 2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Seminar: Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning:
 The Future Computed
 2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Seminar: Who is a Parent?  Who is a Child?  How, When,
 and Why Does the Law Make These Decisions?
 2:15 – 4:00 p.m. Seminar: Restorative Justice & Collateral Consequences:
 Mitigating the Harms of Juvenile Court Involvement
 2:15 – 4:00 p.m.
 Seminar: Trauma & the Law:  Best Practices for Supporting
 LGBTQ Youth
 4:15 – 5:45 p.m.
 Free Forum: Becoming a Judge in the District of Columbia
 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Seminar: Accessing Mental Health Services for Children and
 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Seminar: Cyberlaw and the Role of Government and the Courts
 in Protecting Children
 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Seminar: Designing Child-Focused Parenting Plans
 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Seminar: Understanding the D.C. Criminal Justice System’s
 Approach to Child Victims and Witnesses
 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Seminar: Immigrant Children Navigating Complex Laws
 and High Stakes
 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Seminar: Representation & Rehabilitation: Protecting the
 Post-Disposition Rights of Children
 4:15 – 5:45 p.m. Seminar: Advocacy for Children of Color: Strategies for
 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Judicial Reception honoring D.C. and federal judges of
 courts located in the District of Columbia with special
 recognition to judges who have retired or taken senior
 status in the past year.

For more information on the 2021 conference, contact Verniesa R. Allen, CMP, [email protected] at 202-780-2802.