Complex Issues In Juvenile Court Practice XIII

Complex Issues In Juvenile Court Practice XIII
Friday, October 29, 2021 - 8:15am - 5:00pm

Now in its 13th year, this seminar addresses more advanced areas of juvenile court practice. This year, we are honored to offer presentations by several judges, including two from the Nebraska Court of Appeals, who will present strategies for how to improve the prosecution of appeals.

Achieving timely permanency is a critical issue in child welfare cases. This year’s seminar features two panels that will address this issue, one from the bench and one from the bar. The panel of juvenile court judges will discuss barriers to permanency for children from the perspective of the bench. The second is a panel of highly-experienced child welfare attorneys who will discuss strategies for removing barriers to permanency.

There is as much need for zealous representation juveniles involved in delinquency and status offense cases, as there is in abuse-neglect cases. A panel of experienced attorneys will offer their insights on the ethical duties surrounding the representation of juveniles involved in delinquency and status-offense cases.

This year’s seminar also includes a presentation from the “Education Rights Counsel,” an organization whose goal is to generate systemic change in Nebraska by equalizing access to advocacy and legal representation for under-resourced families with a focus on special education support and student discipline.

Designed For

Lawyers, law students

Provided By

Creighton University School of Law
The Guardian ad Litem Project, Inc
Creighton University Office of Continuing Education


8:15 a.m.

8:40 a.m.
Welcome and Program Overview

Craig Dallon, JD
Assoc. Dean Creighton University School of Law

8:45 a.m.
Increasing Your Appeal!

Hon. Francie Riedmann
Hon. Lawrence Welch, Jr

9:45 a.m.
Legal Rights and Remote Hearings

Chris Costantakos, JD

10:45 a.m.

11 a.m.
Reducing Delays in Permanency: Part 1 - The Attorney’s Perspective

Josh Barber, JD
Julie Frank, JD
Elizabeth McClelland, JD

12 p.m.

12:45 p.m.
Reducing Delays in Permanency: Part 2 - The Judge’s Perspective

Hon. Vernon C.R. Daniels
Hon. Anne Paine
Hon. Randin R. Roland

1:45 p.m.
Survey of law update

Jeffrey Wagner, JD

2:30 p.m.

2:45 p.m.
Introduction: Education Rights Counsel in Juvenile Court Cases

Lauren Micek Vargas, JD
Elizabeth Eynon-Kokrda, JD

3:15 p.m.
Domestic Violence in Child Welfare: A Problem-solving Court Experience

Hon. Elise White

4 p.m.
Zealous Representation of Juveniles in Delinquency & Status-offense cases

Stu Dornan, JD
Karen Nelson, JD
Yvonnda Summers, JD

5 p.m.

Education Credit

This program has been approved for 7.0 hours of Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credit in Nebraska and Iowa, including 1 hour of professional responsibility/ethics.


Live or Online Registration fee: $100

For a limited time, from October 25, 2021 through November 5, 2021, seminar attendees may obtain the 2020-2021 edition of Juvenile Court Law & Practice by Christine P. Constantakos at a 20% discount by purchasing directly from the publisher, Thomson-Reuters. A link and discount code will be sent to registered participants.

Refund Policy

Continuing education and professional development courses may be cancelled by the attendee in writing up to 7 days before the course begins for a full refund, less a $25 processing fee. No refund will be given 7 days prior to the course. Some courses are not eligible for a refund; these exceptions are noted in specific course descriptions. If a course is cancelled by the University for non-weather related issues, the student will be notified and a full refund will be processed. In the event of a weather related closure, the course will be rescheduled.

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602 N 20th St
Omaha, NE 68102
United States