OPD: How to be a Holistic Youth Defender: Understanding your Client’s Civil Legal Needs
TeamChild attorneys and OCLA’s Bailey Zydek will lead this session aimed to help youth defenders appointed in criminal and dependency matters better understand the legal issues their clients may be facing in other systems, their rights, and pathways for relief. This session will include tips and checklists on legal issues that may be interfering with a young person’s right to an education and how defenders can issue spot and provide information to improve their clients’ educational outcomes. Further, they will provide a primer on legal options for out-of-home placement to help defenders understand tools to help their clients change take control of their living situations and to better understand the legal obstacles they may already be facing. They will touch briefly on healthcare rights as well. The training will include discussion of strategies to leverage better outcomes in other systems to mitigate consequences in juvenile court. Presenters: Marshaun Barber (TeamChild), Kimberly Williams (TeamChild), Sara Zier (TeamChild), Bailey Zydek (OCLA)
Register for Part II here. Zoom link provided upon registration. 1.5 Legal CLE Credits Requested
NOTE: This series is not sponsored by WDA, please direct all questions to Liz Mustin.
This is part two of a three-part virtual training series designed for any Washington defenders working with youth—either in criminal/delinquency matters, dependency proceedings, or both. This training series is geared to provide tips on how youth defenders can work together effectively across different legal systems and better understand the challenges our clients face.