WSBA Juvenile Law Section – Student Member, open until filled

Position: Student member
Open to: All law students
Time commitment: One one-hour meeting per month (via phone), and must attend Juvenile Law Section Annual Meeting on November 9.
Location: Seattle
Application Process: Send an email expressing your interest and your resume to the contact below
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Contact: Jana Heyd, WSBA Juvenile Law Section co-chair, Jana.Heyd@opd.wa.gov

The WSBA Juvenile Law Section is looking for a new student member from Seattle University School of Law to serve on the section’s Executive Committee.

The Committee meets once per month via phone during the lunch hour, as well as at the annual meeting at the section’s CLE, which will be held on November 9.

To apply, please submit an email expressing interest and your resume to: Jana Heyd, WSBA Juvenile Law Section co-chair, Jana.Heyd@opd.wa.gov

The Juvenile Law Section creates an opportunity for further discussion and implementation of the recommendations of this significant report. Unlike a bar committee, a bar section allows for broader participation and may include non-lawyer professionals who work with juveniles or on juvenile-justice issues. The Juvenile Law Section provides a name which is broad enough to encompass the many different areas of practice involving children and youth. The Section’s intent is to be inclusive of defenders, prosecutors, judges, and service providers to allow for cross-system training and collaboration, which can lead to improved outcomes for young people and the community.

Areas of legal practice the section will address include: child welfare, juvenile justice, status offenses: truancy, at-risk youth, and children in need of services and the civil legal needs of youth.

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