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13th Annual Ohio Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit

For 13 years, the Office of the Ohio Public Defender and Children’s Law Center have partnered to bring Ohio’s juvenile defense bar together and work toward achieving the best outcomes for the children in Ohio’s juvenile justice system. This year, for the 13th annual summit, we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of the United States Supreme Court’s landmark decision In re Gault and the 10th anniversary of the Supreme Court of Ohio's In re C.S., which strengthened the right to counsel for Ohio’s youth. 

In addition, we are partnering with the Ohio Department of Youth Services and the Supreme Court of Ohio for a portion of this year's summit, bringing together the juvenile defense bar, DYS staff and administration, and members of the Ohio judiciary to convene about disparities and disproportionate contact in Ohio’s juvenile justice system and strategize about best practices to ensure a fair and equitable justice system for Ohio youth.

Twelve hours of continuing legal education have been requested. Notice of approval will be forthcoming. 

The non-refundable tuition fee for this year’s two-day summit is $150 and covers materials, a continental breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack, each day. Complete and sign the registration form, and return it to Terri Wilson via fax at (614) 644.9972, or email terri.wilson@opd.ohio.gov. Checks, made payable to the Ohio Public Defender, can be mailed to Terri Wilson at Office of the Ohio Public Defender, 250 E. Broad Street, Suite 1400, Columbus, Ohio, 43215. Registration deadline is May 5, 2017. 

13th Annual Ohio Juvenile Defender Leadership Summit
"In Celebration of Gault: Juvenile Defense 50 Years after the Guarantee"
May 31, 2017 – June 1, 2017
The Ohio State University Fawcett Center
2400 Olentangy River Road
Columbus, Ohio 43210