March 24, 2010
Oregon Child Advocacy Project Conference: Dilemmas of Advocacy
The Oregon Child Advocacy Project, directed by Professor Leslie Harris, will host, “Protecting Children’s Interests, Hearing Children’s Voices: Dilemmas of Advocacy,” from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, April 2, in Knight Law Center 175.
Legal scholars from around the country will discuss the ethical and practical problems that children’s lawyers face every day, such as: When are children entitled to an attorney? When is a child’s waiver of counsel valid? Should a lawyer representing a child advocate for the best interests or the child’s expressed wishes? How can a child’s lawyer resist pressures to go along rather than rocking the boat?
The conference welcomes guest speakers:
Annette R. Appell
Associate Dean, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis
Mary Anne Richey Professor of Law, University of Arizona
Megan F. Chaney
University of La Verne College of Law
Associate Dean & Ruby M. Hulen Professor Law, Missouri at Kansas City
Brooklyn Law School
Dorothy Kliks Fones Professor & Director, OCAP, University of Oregon
Hon. Susan Svetkey
Multnomah County Circuit Court
Georgia State University College of Law
Director of Clinical Law Program, Willamette University
Conference information is available on the conference web site.