Effective Advocacy Before Juvenile Referees

Published by Oakland County Bar Association


Our speakers discuss the "Brave New World" of practicing juvenile law in Oakland County during and after the COVID-19 pandemic. Topics of discussion include the keys to practice, applicable law, and virtual court protocols for the family court bench and referee hearings.

Lisa Renee Harris, Esq.
Lisa Renee Harris has been practicing law for nearly 20 years. She is currently a Juvenile Court Referee with the Oakland County 6th Circuit Court Family Division. Harris presides over abuse and neglect, adoption and juvenile delinquency proceedings....More
Melinda N. Deel, Esq.
Melinda N. Deel has been practicing law since 2001. Her primary areas of practice include: Estate Planning (Wills, Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney, and Patient Advocate Designations); probate; Family Law (Divorce, Custody, Child Support,...More

Originally Published

June 11, 2020

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