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Current Issues for Child Advocates 2021

The annual spring training program of the PBA Children’s Rights Committee

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---------- CLE 3 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $249.00
New Attorney: $125.00
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Because it’s your passion (and your job) to advocate for the child’s best interest.

Join the PBA Children’s Rights Committee and PBI for an integrated experience designed to help you become a more effective advocate for children, youth, and families.

An essential training event targeting juvenile delinquency and dependency practitioners!

Designed for everyone whose cases include delinquency or dependency matters, this annual event offers a complete summary of significant case law and legislative developments, exposure to up and coming trends, and effective strategies for best representing your juvenile clients.

For the aspiring advocate: Our agenda is designed to keep you current and competitive.

  • Case Law and Legislative Update 
  • Best Practices in Education During the Pandemic
  • Best Practices for Working with  Older Youth During the Pandemic 
  • Presentation of Child Advocate of the Year Award
  • Best Practices for Client Engagement, Technology and Confidentiality 

Honoring the 2020 Child Advocate of the Year, Parviz Ansari
Described as “a tireless advocate for children” Mr. Ansari is a 20-year veteran of the Office of the Public Defender in Centre County and serves on the Centre County Children’s Roundtable and the Balance and Restorative Justice Initiative. Join the PBA Children's Rights Committee as they recognize Mr. Ansari for his service to Pennsylvania's children in need.

Program Sponsor: PA Bar Association Children’s Rights Committee

All attendees will receive the course book as a digital download. A printed copy of the course book is available, at a discount to attendees, for $40. Additional copies are available at full price. If you wish to purchase the printed version of the course book, please call PBI Customer Service at 800-932-4637. Printed versions of the course book will not be distributed at the course; please allow up to two weeks after the program for the printed versions of the course book to be shipped.

Recorded in April 2021.

Practice Areas


Hon. Eleanor L. Bush Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Jennifer L. Grimes Esq. Dauphin County Social Services for Children & Youth
Lucille J. Johnston-Walsh Esq. Penn State Dickinson Law (Carlisle)
Kate Cramer Lawrence Esq. Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas
Marisa K. McClellan Esq. Dauphin County Social Services for Children & Youth
Honorable Jennifer Staley McCrady Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas
Maura McInerney Esq. Education Law Center
Jennifer K. Pokempner Esq. Juvenile Law Center
Sarah E. Tucker Esq. Bucks County Office of Guardian Ad Litem
Thomas C. Welshonce Esq. KidsVoice
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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