Enhanced Community, Special Topics Webinar: Engaging Defense Attorneys

FDC Special Topics Webinar: Engaging Defense Attorneys
November 8, 2010
Hillary Kushins, JD, Drug Court and Training Programs Manager, Dependency Advocacy Center (San Jose, CA)
John Passalacqua, JD, Certified Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) Parent's and Children's Counsel, Mendocino and Lake Counties (California)
Phil Breitenbucher, Project Director, Children and Family Futures

This project is supported by Award No. 2009-DC-BX-K069 awarded by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, Office of Justice Programs.

This webinar explores values, policies, and practices that are necessary for the engagement of Family Drug Court Defense Attorneys.  Speakers  provide insights for addressing typical concerns that Defense Attorneys have when working in the FDC. Practicing FDC Defense Attorneys discuss their experience in FDC; roles, ethical issues, benefits of participation, operational issues, and interacting with other team members. There is also a discussion on Judicial interaction.

To prepare for this session, please review the existing values, policies, and practices in your jurisdiction.

Time: 9:00-11:00am (PST) | 12:00-2:00pm (EST)