Child Advocacy Clinic at Child Rights Week
COLUMBIA LAW SCHOOL’S CHILD ADVOCACY CLINIC FEATURED AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY’S CHILD RIGHTS WEEK
MARCH 31 - APRIL 4
Erin St. John Kelly 212.854.1787 cell 646.284.8549
April 1, 2008 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law students who represent adolescents in the Child Advocacy Clinic will discuss the advantages and challenges of youth clients participating in the decision making in their cases on the panel, “Representing Adolescents: Child Participation in Practice,” on Thursday, April 3.
Professor Jane Spinak, Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic, will introduce that panel and on Friday, she will moderate “The Child Right to Participation: Ethical Challenges,” panel on the legal system. Guest speakers are Renee Mittler, Law Guardian, LegalAid, Lisa Gitelson, Supervisor, Administration for Children’s Services, Jacqueline Deane, Children’s Rights Clinic, NYU and LegalAid, and Shante Martin, Coordinator of Red Hook Youth Court.
Both panels are part of Child Rights Week, March 31– April 4, organized by Columbia University’s Child Rights Working Group. For a schedule of event time and place click here.
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