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Gault at 50: What Difference Does a Lawyer Make?

Apr 20, 2017 - Denver, Colorado

April 20, 2017 1-4 pm

Ralph Carr Judicial Building, 1300 Broadway, Denver, CO 80204 

A Free Symposium Addressing the Current State of Access to Qualified Counsel

Fifty years ago, the United States Supreme Court afforded children fundamental rights in America’s courtrooms. In the nearly five decades since then, the promise of Gault has not been fully realized. It’s time to fulfill that promise. Justice demands that all children in juvenile court have meaningful access to qualified counsel.

Featuring: Laura Nirider, counsel for Brendan Dassey, whose case was featured in the Netflix Global Series, “Making a Murder;” a panel of formerly incarcerated youth; and Professor Robin Walker Sterling, Sturm College of Law, University of Denver.

Brought to you by: The Colorado Juvenile Defender Center, Colorado Office of the Public Defender, Colorado Office of the Alternate Defense Counsel & Colorado Office of the Child’s Representative.

We anticipate 3 CLE credit hours, including one ethics credit, will be awarded. CJDC also invites you to stay for a post-symposium celebration from 4:00-6:30…details to follow. 

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