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In-Person - Mechanicsburg
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg PA, 17055
STARTFri., Apr. 26, 2024
9:00 AM
ENDFri., Apr. 26, 2024
4:45 PM
CLE 5 sub/1 eth PRICE Regular: $299.00
New Attorney: $150.00


Join us on April 26 to fully engage in the unique programming and networking opportunities available exclusively in an in-person meeting format.

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

Designed specifically for 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.

Attend in-person to take advantage of phenomenal networking!

Meet and mingle with GALs, judges, advocates, children and youth solicitors, social workers—and other professionals who represent Pennsylvania’s children. Build your professional network and make lasting contacts!

Join in honoring the Child Advocate of the Year

Presented at the luncheon, this award recognizes an attorney or judge who has made a significant contribution to advancing the rights and legal representation of children.  Nominate a colleague now through February 28. Visit the Committee's webpage for more information or contact Melisa Spinelli

We are pleased to co-sponsor this program with the PA Bar Association Children’s Rights Committee . The Children's Rights Committee informs lawyers on matters concerning children and develops programs for the legal profession to promote more effective advocacy on behalf of children in trial and appellate courts and implement such public education campaigns as are deemed appropriate. Not a member? Join today!

Practice Areas


Currey Cook Esq. Lambda Legal
Kimberley A. Kardelis Esq. Dauphin County Children and Youth
Angela Lankey Westmoreland Co Childrens Bureau
Kate Cramer Lawrence Esq. Cumberland County Court of Common Pleas
Dennis Lentz Adams County Independent Living
Pamela Lessman Fayette County Children & Youth Services
Jen Maxwell Dauphin County Children and Youth
Maura McInerney Esq. Education Law Center
Thomas C. Welshonce Esq. KidsVoice
Melissa Wettstein Franklin County Children and Youth Services
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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