2.5 CLE Credits
Education or Incarceration? Examining the School to Prison Pipeline
Noon- 1 p.m. A box lunch with Rosemary Armstrong. Founder of Crossroad for Kids and Nancy Abudu, Director of Legal Operations fro the ACLU on whether inadequate school resources and discipline policies in schools “marking” children and introducing them to the legal system which then evolves to delinquency and prison terms. How to effectively defend juvenile clients and their parents in related cases in court. Also, how the State Attorney’s Office is prosecuting and our courts handing the cases presented. Moderated by Professor Karen Fultz, WMU Cooley Law School.
1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Public Defender Julianne Holt, the Honorable Ralph C. Stoddard and ASA Megan Newcomb, Juvenile Division Chief will address how to effectively defend juvenile clients and their parents in related cases in court. Also, how the State Attorney's Office is prosecuting and handling the cases presented. Including a view from the bench. Moderated by Victoria Cruz-Garcia, HCBA Co-Chair Diversity Committee.
Judge Ralph C. Stoddard, Circuit Judge, Thirteenth Judicial Circuit
Nancy G. Abudu, Legal Director of the ACLU
Rosemary Armstrong, Esq. Founder of Crossroad for Kids
Julianne Holt, Esq., Hillsborough County Public Defender
Megan Newcomb, State Attorney’s Office. Juvenile Division Chief
Mary O’Connor, Assistant Chief of Operations, Tampa Police Department
Jessica Goodwin Costello, Office of the Attorney General
Victoria Cruz- Garcia, HVBA Co-Chair Diversity Committee