Children’s lawyering is changing. Just as we are seeing in other professions like teaching and healthcare, lawyers are leaving this work (“The Great Resignation”). In addition, the children’s bar is aging without sufficiently bringing in new lawyers into the field. We need changes to our field if we are to strengthen and diversify the bar representing children and youth. This series of three webinars will focus on what current children’s law leaders at all levels can do to support both the entrance of new children’s lawyers into the field as well as the lawyers currently providing legal representation to children and youth. Representation in a variety of substantive areas such as youth justice, child welfare, immigration, education and youth experiencing homelessness will be included in these interactive conversations which will focus on solutions.
This complementary, non-CLE webinar series is sponsored by the Children’s Rights Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association Litigation Section and co-sponsored by the ABA Center on Children and the Law; Children’s Law Center of California; Children’s Rights; Education Law Center; The Gault Center; Juvenile Law Center; and the National Association of Counsel for Children. If you have any questions please contact [email protected].