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Advocating for the Rights of Children
Date: 05/02/2017
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL
Presented by: YLS Executive Council
Experience Level: Basic
MCLE Credit: 2.5 IL PR Credits (approved)
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Join the YLS as a variety of experts discuss how children's rights have been and continue to be impacted by 14th Amendment jurisprudence, as well as how agencies and organizations throughout Chicagoland function in a variety of ways to ensure that children, especially those that enter the child welfare system, receive the care, services and protections they are entitled to under the law. The following speakers from a cross-section of agencies and governmental entities will weigh in on these topics:

  • Heidi Dalenberg, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila
  • Alpa Patel, Office of the Public Guardian
  • Beatriz Valdez, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County
  • Lafayette Young, Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cook County
  • Shauna R. Prewitt, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
  • Peter Parry, Office of the Cook County Public Defender

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