Juvenile & Child Welfare Newsletter
From left to right: Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Section Council Chair Michael F. Kilkelly and Vice Chair Marlies Spanjaard.
Note from Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Leadership
Welcome to the new bar year for the Juvenile & Child Welfare
Law Section. The chair for the section council this year is Michael
Kilkelly, a juvenile law practitioner with an office in Malden. The
vice-chair is Marlies Spanjaard, coordinator of the EdLaw Project
for the Youth Advocacy Department of CPCS.
We have had two meetings of the section council so far, and we
have decided to start with a focus on two areas:
- The area of juvenile competency, and trying to draft
legislation covering that issue; and
- Continuing legal education, and trying to develop both programs
and conferences for practitioners.
Our next meeting is Wednesday, Nov. 9, from 5:30 to 7 p.m., at the
MBA, 20 West St., Boston. All section members are invited to all
section council meetings. The section council can use volunteers to
help with all our projects and initiatives, and we are always open
to new ideas.
Michael F. Kilkelly, chair
Marlies Spanjaard, vice chair
Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Section Council