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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

Barbara Atwood
Mary Anne Richey Professor of Law, University of Arizona

Megan F. Chaney
University of La Verne College of Law

Barbara Glesner-Fines
Associate Dean & Ruby M. Hulen Professor Law, Missouri at Kansas City

Cynthia Godsoe
Brooklyn Law School

Leslie Harris
Dorothy Kliks Fones Professor & Director, OCAP, University of Oregon

Hon. Susan Svetkey
Multnomah County Circuit Court

Jonathan Todres
Georgia State University College of Law

Warren Binford
Director of Clinical Law Program, Willamette University

Conference information is available on the conference web site.

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