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Judicial and Bar Conference Plenary Program

2019 Judicial & Bar Conference

2019 Judicial and Bar Conference

Children and the Law: Protecting the Future

Friday, April 12, 2019 
8 a.m. – 8 p.m. 
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center 
1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC  20004

Overview   Conference Itinerary • Seminar Programs  Free Membership Forum

 Plenary Program  Keynote Luncheon • Free Judicial Reception


The registration fee includes admittance into the plenary, all seminars, the forum, all networking breaks, the keynote luncheon, and the judicial reception. Seminars may be worth up to 3.0 CLE credits in states with that requirement. Some restrictions may apply.


The New Juvenile Justice Challenge – Recognizing and Responding to Traumatized Children and Adolescents

10:00 a.m. to Noon
The plenary panel will explore the methods of recognizing and responding to traumatized children and adolescents navigating the legal system. 
  • Karl Racine, Attorney General for the District of Columbia, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, moderator 
  • Honorable Lynn Tepper, Circuit Judge, Retired, 6th Judicial Circuit, Pasco County, Florida, speaker
  • Matthew Biel, M.D., Chief of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, MedStar Georgetown University Medical Center and Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, speaker
  • Eduardo R. Ferrer, Legal & Policy Director, D.C. Lawyers for Youth and Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University Law Center, speaker
  • Jennifer Morris, Director, Guardian ad Litem Program, Children’s Law Center, speaker


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