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$125 for Member
$180 for Non-member

300 minutes
Date Published

December 7, 2020


Oakland County Bar Association


Juvenile Law


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This program is mandatory training for attorneys seeking appointments through the Oakland County Juvenile Courts!

Each segment will provide basic information on fulfilling the requirements of attorney appointments through the Oakland County Juvenile Court. Topics of discussion will include:

1) Representing parents and children in child protective proceedings
2) Pretrial procedures
3) Pleas, trials and dispositions, review hearings, and permanency planning hearings
4) The role of the Guardian Ad Litem in child protection proceedings
5) Juvenile delinquency proceedings
6) The business side of juvenile court
7) A Juvenile Probation Officer’s view of the process

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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... Read More

Kelly Chard

Kelly Chard has been a referee in the Juvenile Division for over a year. Prior to that, she was an Assistant Prosecuting... Read More

Nicole Rude

Nicole (Bennett) Rude is the Court Appointment Specialist for Oakland County Circuit Court-Family Division and Probate Court.... Read More

Cindy Lingle

Cindy Lingle and her staff will also be people you will get to know as an appointed attorney. Cindy became Supervisor of... Read More

Nichole Smithson

Nichole Smithson is the principal at N.L. Smithson and Associates PLLC in Berkley. She concentrates her practice in the areas... Read More

Robert Zivian

Robert Zivian is a familiar face at the Oakland County Courthouse. He has been practicing criminal defense and juvenile law... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
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This program has not been submitted for credit in any jurisdiction. Registrants will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in various jurisdictions.

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