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#GaultAt50 Monthly Juvenile Defender Skills Training Seminar

Join us this Monday, October 31, 2016, for our #GaultAt50 Monthly Juvenile Defender Skills Training Seminar. Bring your lunch! Sharpen your skills!

Marjorie Bristol, Legal Director at Tennessee Department of Children’s Services, will provide a basic overview of the ways that our work can be more zealous on behalf of kids at risk of going into JJ custody, and she will answer questions about life for kids who end up being committed to DCS-JJ custody.

If you have questions, please send them to Chris Kleiser ( in advance if possible.  We will have only one hour with Marjorie, and we want to use her time as efficiently as possible. We are working on CLE credit for the seminars, but we may not receive approval in time for this one to be covered.

About the Seminars: In re Gault, the Supreme Court decision that guarantees right to counsel for kids, turns 50 on May 15, 2017. In honor of Gault‘s anniversary, the Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office is conducting a year-long campaign to celebrate the decision and to improve the level of due process in our juvenile court.  The #GaultAt50 Monthly Juvenile Defender Skills Training Seminars are designed to help attorneys improve the level of practice for kids in Knox County. They take place the last Monday of each month in the multi-purpose room at the CLO.

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