CLE Program

Second Annual Juvenile & Child Welfare Conference


Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.


UTEC Center
35 Warren Street
Lowell, MA, 01852

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MBA Paralegals : $50.00
MBA Law Student : $50.00
MBA New Admittee : $50.00
MBA Member : $50.00
Non-member : $100.00

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Join us for the Massachusetts Bar Association’s Second Annual Juvenile & Child Welfare Conference. We will discuss the intersection of special education and school issues with Juvenile Court practice.

Topics will range from racial and ethnic disparities, school disciplinary proceedings, strategies to successfully representing special education clients and much more. Please come and learn to implement vital principles in your child welfare and juvenile justice practice. 

The conference will be held at the United Teen Equality Center (UTEC) in Lowell, which is a place of special significance given the meaningful work they do in the juvenile community.

Additional faculty to be announced.


Hon. Jay D. Blitzman, Conference Co-chair
Middlesex County Juvenile Court-Lowell , Lowell
Erica Cushna, Esq., Conference Co-chair
CPCS-Boston , Boston
Christina F. Freitas, Esq., Conference Co-chair
CPCS , Lowell
Debbie F. Freitas, Esq., Conference Co-chair
CPCS , Lowell
Audrey Murillo, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Dhar Law, LLP , Charlestown
Erin O'Sullivan, Esq., Conference Co-chair
The EdLaw Project , Boston
Brian Pariser, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Massachusetts Department of Children and Families , Boston
Alisia St. Florian, Esq., Conference Co-chair
Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane LLP , Quincy

Sponsoring Sections:

Juvenile & Child Welfare Law Section

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