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Mental Health Advocacy Program for Kids in Bristol County

Health Law Advocates’ Mental Health Advocacy Program (MHAP) for Kids improves the health and educational success of children with unmet mental health needs at risk for possible or further court involvement, by providing legal assistance to improve access to needed mental health services.  MHAP for Kids legal services are provided to families by staff attorneys who are based in Family Resource Centers across the state.  Join us for a discussion and Q&A with MHAP’s Staff Attorney for Bristol County to learn more about the program.

1 CAFL CLE

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Defending Emerging Adults

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Lawyers leave with an understanding of the developmental complexities of Emerging Adults (18-25 year olds) and how to shift their representation to more holistic and developmentally appropriate advocacy to achieve better legal and life outcomes for their clients. Focused on the representation of Emerging Adult clients in the adult criminal court system but contains information relevant to all practice areas.

Target Audience:

Defense Lawyers representing Emerging Adults in Massachusetts Criminal Court

 

Training Modules and Dates:

Module 1: Introduction to Emerging Adult Development

Moderator: Katharine Klubock, January 12, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Introduces participants to this unique age group by providing a mix of national and local experts in the field, the strong voice of clients involved in the (in)justice system, and a discussion of adolescent development theory.

 

Module 2: Positive Youth Development as a Model for Holistic Representation

Moderator: Melanie Roberts, January 19, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Explains Positive Youth Development as a model for holistic representation for Emerging Adults. Attorneys explore the importance of understanding the DCF and DYS systems, educational rights, and the importance of collaborating with social workers to get the best outcomes for their clients

 

Module 3: Emerging Adult Case Law Primer

Moderator: Laura Alfring, January 26, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

This session provides a case primer for developments in Emerging Adult Law in Massachusetts and across the United States, practical information about using relevant science in litigation and how to create a solid record to preserve issues for appeal.

 

Module 4: Emerging Adults In Criminal Practice

Moderator: Lipou Laliemthavisay, January 27, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Participants apply what they have learned in the previous sessions in an interactive skills session addressing motions in limine, jury instructions, voir dire questions, sentencing/mitigation, voluntariness and theory development.

 

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Defending Emerging Adults

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Lawyers leave with an understanding of the developmental complexities of Emerging Adults (18-25 year olds) and how to shift their representation to more holistic and developmentally appropriate advocacy to achieve better legal and life outcomes for their clients. Focused on the representation of Emerging Adult clients in the adult criminal court system but contains information relevant to all practice areas.

Target Audience:

Defense Lawyers representing Emerging Adults in Massachusetts Criminal Court

 

Training Modules and Dates:

Module 1: Introduction to Emerging Adult Development

Moderator: Katharine Klubock, January 12, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Introduces participants to this unique age group by providing a mix of national and local experts in the field, the strong voice of clients involved in the (in)justice system, and a discussion of adolescent development theory.

 

Module 2: Positive Youth Development as a Model for Holistic Representation

Moderator: Melanie Roberts, January 19, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Explains Positive Youth Development as a model for holistic representation for Emerging Adults. Attorneys explore the importance of understanding the DCF and DYS systems, educational rights, and the importance of collaborating with social workers to get the best outcomes for their clients

 

Module 3: Emerging Adult Case Law Primer

Moderator: Laura Alfring, January 26, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

This session provides a case primer for developments in Emerging Adult Law in Massachusetts and across the United States, practical information about using relevant science in litigation and how to create a solid record to preserve issues for appeal.

 

Module 4: Emerging Adults In Criminal Practice

Moderator: Lipou Laliemthavisay, January 27, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Participants apply what they have learned in the previous sessions in an interactive skills session addressing motions in limine, jury instructions, voir dire questions, sentencing/mitigation, voluntariness and theory development.

 

Register

 

Defending Emerging Adults

>> Register

Lawyers leave with an understanding of the developmental complexities of Emerging Adults (18-25 year olds) and how to shift their representation to more holistic and developmentally appropriate advocacy to achieve better legal and life outcomes for their clients. Focused on the representation of Emerging Adult clients in the adult criminal court system but contains information relevant to all practice areas.

Target Audience:

Defense Lawyers representing Emerging Adults in Massachusetts Criminal Court

 

Training Modules and Dates:

Module 1: Introduction to Emerging Adult Development

Moderator: Katharine Klubock, January 12, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Introduces participants to this unique age group by providing a mix of national and local experts in the field, the strong voice of clients involved in the (in)justice system, and a discussion of adolescent development theory.

 

Module 2: Positive Youth Development as a Model for Holistic Representation

Moderator: Melanie Roberts, January 19, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Explains Positive Youth Development as a model for holistic representation for Emerging Adults. Attorneys explore the importance of understanding the DCF and DYS systems, educational rights, and the importance of collaborating with social workers to get the best outcomes for their clients

 

Module 3: Emerging Adult Case Law Primer

Moderator: Laura Alfring, January 26, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

This session provides a case primer for developments in Emerging Adult Law in Massachusetts and across the United States, practical information about using relevant science in litigation and how to create a solid record to preserve issues for appeal.

 

Module 4: Emerging Adults In Criminal Practice

Moderator: Lipou Laliemthavisay, January 27, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Participants apply what they have learned in the previous sessions in an interactive skills session addressing motions in limine, jury instructions, voir dire questions, sentencing/mitigation, voluntariness and theory development.

 

Register

 

Defending Emerging Adults

>> Register

Lawyers leave with an understanding of the developmental complexities of Emerging Adults (18-25 year olds) and how to shift their representation to more holistic and developmentally appropriate advocacy to achieve better legal and life outcomes for their clients. Focused on the representation of Emerging Adult clients in the adult criminal court system but contains information relevant to all practice areas.

Target Audience:

Defense Lawyers representing Emerging Adults in Massachusetts Criminal Court

 

Training Modules and Dates:

Module 1: Introduction to Emerging Adult Development

Moderator: Katharine Klubock, January 12, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Introduces participants to this unique age group by providing a mix of national and local experts in the field, the strong voice of clients involved in the (in)justice system, and a discussion of adolescent development theory.

 

Module 2: Positive Youth Development as a Model for Holistic Representation

Moderator: Melanie Roberts, January 19, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Explains Positive Youth Development as a model for holistic representation for Emerging Adults. Attorneys explore the importance of understanding the DCF and DYS systems, educational rights, and the importance of collaborating with social workers to get the best outcomes for their clients

 

Module 3: Emerging Adult Case Law Primer

Moderator: Laura Alfring, January 26, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

This session provides a case primer for developments in Emerging Adult Law in Massachusetts and across the United States, practical information about using relevant science in litigation and how to create a solid record to preserve issues for appeal.

 

Module 4: Emerging Adults In Criminal Practice

Moderator: Lipou Laliemthavisay, January 27, 2021, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

3 CLE Credits approved for: Adult Criminal Trial, Adult Criminal Appeals, CAFL, CAFL Appeals, YAD, YAD Appeals

Participants apply what they have learned in the previous sessions in an interactive skills session addressing motions in limine, jury instructions, voir dire questions, sentencing/mitigation, voluntariness and theory development.

 

Register

 

dimly lit modern military helmets on table

Representing Veterans: Much More than Diversion & Treatment Courts

CLE:  1.5 for Adult Criminal, Criminal Appeals, CAFL; 1 for Mental Health Litigation

This webinar will be led by Jason Thomas, the Veterans Program Coordinator for the Trial Court, who is a veteran himself (a current reservist) and a former public defender.

 

This training will enable participants to identify and understand the resources available to veteran clients, with a particular focus on accessing the resources provided by the federal department of Veterans Affairs and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services. Mr. Thomas will also provide an overview of the military in general and transitioning out of the military, and will discuss diversion options and the Veterans’ Treatment Courts.

Representing Veterans: Much More than Diversion & Treatment Courts
June 4, 2020, 1pm to 2:30 pm
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The Zen of Happy Lawyering

Stress Management by Shawn Healy, Ph.D, of LCL
Followed by: Hot Topics in SORB and SDP (2 break-out groups)

NOTE: 2 CLE credits for SORB panel, SDP Panel, Adult Criminal Trials, MH, and YAD;
1 CLE for CAFL and Post-Conviction Panels.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 (2:00-4:00) Webinar

[Hour 1 – All Attendees]
Stress Management by Shawn Healy, Ph.D, of LCL
[Hour 2 – SDP Panel]
Hot Topics in SDP
[Hour 2 – SORB Panel]
Hot Topics in SORB

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Note that this webinar consists of two 1-hour sessions– all attendees will attend Stress Management from 2pm-3pm, and then will split out to breakout groups for the Hot Topics session for their practice area from 3pm-4pm.

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYkdemvrT0iEt3Rcl8mNR9Sot2esfcpdXLC

 

Life of an Immigration Case for the Criminal Defense Practitioner

We all know about the terrible immigration consequences that can happen to our non-citizen clients who appear in criminal court.  For example, we drill into our heads that a CWOF is a guilty for immigration purposes.  But some of us wonder what will happen to our clients when ICE takes them from the criminal courthouse.

Claire Valentin from the Immigration Impact Unit will tell us about the Life of an Immigration Case, starting from a client’s first appearance in immigration court.

1 CLE (Criminal, Criminal Appeals, CAFL, YAD, YAD Appeals)

 

To Register:  https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/7388451363747742209

Representing CAFL Clients in the Time of COVID-19 Webinar

On April 15, 2:00-4:00pm the CAFL COVID-19 Legal Response Team will be holding a panel discussion on several topics critical to representation of our clients during the pandemic. This webinar will be an overview of the following emerging legal issues: access to the courts, family time, reunification, risks to clients in congregate care and participation in virtual hearings. We hope to cover these topics in greater detail in future webinars. This webinar has been approved for 2 CAFL credits.

 

To register go to https://attendee.gototraining.com/r/6463399245644026113. After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training.