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The Nuts and Bolts of Juvenile Transfer Hearings: Kids in Adult Court

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Presented by the ISBA Child Law Section
Co-Sponsored by the ISBA Mental Health Law Section and the ISBA Criminal Justice Section

2.0 hours MCLE credit

Original Program Date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022
MCLE Accreditation Extension Period: ­­­­­­­March 29, 2024 - March 28, 2026 (You must certify completion and save your certificate before this date to get MCLE credit)

Don’t miss this introductory look at juvenile transfer hearings and how to best represent your adolescent client throughout the process. Child law attorneys, mental health lawyers, and criminal justice practitioners with basic practice experience who attend this online seminar will better understand:
  • The strategies to address adolescent brain development and the impact of trauma on youth;
  • The 2.0 hours MCLE credit statutory and case law surrounding transfer hearings;
  • How to advocate for youth to remain under juvenile court jurisdiction;
  • How to use experts when preparing and developing arguments regarding youth transfer; and
  • The judge’s perspective in evaluating transfer decisions.

Program Coordinators:
Josette C. Allen, Smart Law LLC, Lisle
Hallie M. Bezner, Bezner Law, Oak Park
Elizabeth (Betsy) Clarke, Juvenile Justice Initiative of Illinois, Evanston
Scott F. Main, Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Center, Chicago
Bridgett L. Schott, Lee County State's Attorney's Office, Dixon

Program Moderator:
Scott F. Main, Illinois Juvenile Defender Resource Center, Chicago

Case Law, Statutes, and Issue Preservation: An Introduction
Salome N. Kiwara-Wilson, Office of the State Appellate Defender, Springfield

Adolescent Brain Development and Impact of Trauma on Youth

Dr. Eugene Griffin(ret.), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

Resources for Youth in the Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice
Robert Vickery, Deputy Director of Programs, Illinois Department of Juvenile Justice, Chicago

Perspectives from the Bench
Hon. Stuart P. Katz
, Circuit Court of Cook County, Chicago

Pricing Information

  • Please Note: You must attend the entire program in order to earn MCLE credit for this seminar.
  • ISBA sponsoring section members get a $10 registration discount (which is automatically calculated in your cart when you log in to register).
  • Fees:
    • ISBA Member Price of $70 is displayed below when you login and program is eligible for Free CLE member benefit
    • Non-Member Price $140
    • New Attorney Member (within the first five years of practice) - $25
    • Law Students - Free