Juvenile Advocacy Training

Friday, October 26, 2018
09:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time

Mandatory Training for attorneys seeking appointments through the Oakland County Juvenile Courts!


Speakers: Kelly Chard, Juvenile Court Referee, Oakland County Circuit Court Family Division; Melinda N. Deel Esq., Melinda N. Deel PLLC; Lisa Harris, Juvenile Court Referee, Oakland County Circuit Court Family Division; Eddie Herron, Juvenile Probation Officer at the Oakland County Circuit Court Family Division; Cynthia Lingle, Oakland County Court Administration;Douglas K. Oliver, Law Offices of Douglas K. Oliver PLLC Nicole Rude, Oakland County Court Appointment Specialist; Nichole Smithson, Esq., NL Smithson & Associates PLLC; Robert Zivian, Esq., Law Offices of Robert J. Zivian

Course Description: This training will provide basic information on fulfilling the requirements of attorney appointments through the Oakland County Juvenile Court. Topics of discussion will include: 

· Representing parents and children in child protective proceedings

· Pretrial procedures,

· Pleas, trials and dispositions, review hearings and permanency planning hearings

· The role of the Guardian Ad Litem in child protection proceedings

· Juvenile delinquency proceedings

· The business side of juvenile court

· A Juvenile Probation Officer’s view of the process

· “Know Your Judge” (this session will not be taped)

Fees (including reference materials, lights snacks and beverages): 

$95     OCBA Members
$65     OCBA New Lawyers (75866 )
$140   All Non-Members

At the Door
$120    OCBA Members
$85      OCBA New Lawyers (P77000 or above)
$175    All Non-Members






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