Juvenile Law Cle

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Topic: Youth in Adult Court Litigation Landscape in a Post – Roper, Graham, Miller and Montgomery World

From the United States Supreme Court through into our local courthouses there have been significant changes in the legal landscape surrounding juveniles within the adult court system. The presenter will provide information on a series of United States Supreme Court cases together with recent Colorado case law and legislation impacting youth in adult criminal court in addition to national guidelines for best practices when working with a youth facing adult court prosecution. Come learn about recent legal precedents and legislation that affects youth within the adult legal system and the impetus behind treating juveniles different than adults from a psychological and legal perspective.

Speaker: Ashley Ratliff, JD/MSW, has been a juvenile defense attorney, both within the Colorado Office of the State Public Defender and as an independent contractor with Alternate Defense Counsel, for almost 10 years. Ms. Ratliff is an expert in comprehensive holistic child centered litigation for children prosecuted in adult court, as well as in comprehensive research based litigation for young children facing sexual offense charges. Ms. Ratliff has participated in the CFSY Miller Guidelines project and recently assisted NJDC with a report produced for OJJDP and the Dept. of Justice regarding effective representation of children in adult court. Ms. Ratliff currently leads the Youth in Adult Court Litigation for the Colorado Juvenile Defender Center which was instrumental in the 2012 legislative changes to the Direct File Statute. Part of her work within coordination and training for attorneys on this committee included the creation of CADC’s Forensic Social Work Program in order to provide comprehensive client centered representation to Colorado’s most vulnerable clients. Ms. Ratliff received her law degree from California Western School of Law simultaneous to receiving a master of social work from San Diego State University in San Diego, California in 2006. The focus of this dual degree program was on juvenile justice and child advocacy.

Cost: FREE

RSVP Required: 303-860-1115 x727, lunches@cobar.org or online.

All registered call-in participants will be emailed the phone number, materials, and CLE affidavit the day of the program.

Submitted for one general CLE credit
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By: Colorado Bar Association

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