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Juvenile justice system experts gather for Zealous Advocacy Conference

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James BellBryan A. Stephenson

The Center for Children, Law & Policy is sponsoring its 9th Annual Zealous Advocacy Conference at the Law Center May 20-21 with the theme of “Game Changing Strategies.” Through a combination of skills development, lectures and networking opportunities, the conference serves as an invaluable resource for legal practitioners, judges, academics, social workers and child advocates. Speakers include:

  • Bryan A. Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative in Montgomery, Ala., and professor at New York University School of Law; and
  • James Bell, founder and executive director of the San Francisco-based W. Haywood Burns Institute which is working to address the disproportion of youth of color in the American juvenile justice system.

Attendees earn 14 hours of MCLE credit, including 3 hours of ethics. The conference runs each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Law Center.  Cost is $65 if registered by May 1 and $150 after. Free to students. For more information and to register, visit 

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