Register by May 1 for the Sixth Annual Juvenile & Child Welfare Conference

Thursday, April 27, 2023
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The Massachusetts Bar Association welcomes back our Juvenile & Child Welfare members to the Sixth Annual Juvenile & Child Welfare Conference on Wednesday, May 3, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m., at the UTEC Center, 35 Warren St., Lowell. 

This year's conference will feature attorney and children’s advocate Kate Lowenstein, JD, MSW, who focuses on how the trajectory of the cradle-to-prison pipeline might be bent in a more positive way. Lowenstein has witnessed that children and young adults passing through various systems — such as welfare, foster care and the justice system — “needed a good attorney and a good social worker, but those two professions really were not communicating.”

Lowenstein made her educational and professional focus a combination of these two worlds. She believes that as this coordination becomes more prevalent, constituents who work with this population can “begin this understanding of the intersectional experience of children, the intersection of our systems, and also how we interact with each other in order to help children.”

The conference will also feature panels of experienced judges and attorneys focused on:

  • Stopping the cradle-to-prison pipeline when seeking services
  • Preventative representation
  • Services without state intervention
  • Framing the mental health crisis and the response thus far
  • Follow the data: you can't fix what you won't measure
Do not miss this exclusive opportunity to network with colleagues, program faculty, and the leaders of the juvenile and child welfare bar.


This conference is approved for 6 CAFL/YAD credits.

Special pricing is available for practitioners on the CAFL, YAD, and Mental Health Litigation Division panels. Attend for $50. Call MBA Member Services to register at (617) 338-0530.

Members of the Greater Lowell Bar Association can take advantage of the MBA Member registration rate. You must contact Member Services at (617) 338-0530.

Registration is required by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 1.