Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Heartache of Being a JD Defense Attorney

Nothing really prepared me for the sleepless nights when I lay awake remembering the faces of my “kids” — my clients — who have ended up deep in the juvenile justice and criminal systems.  My youngest client was ten.  Several … Continue reading

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ABA Opening Doors Project — LGBTQ Youth

The American Bar Association Opening Doors Project is targeted “to provide the legal and child welfare community tools, resources, and support for improving outcomes for LGBTQ young people in foster care.”  Many of the resources are also helpful for those … Continue reading

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Advising Kids About PREA

As the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA) is being implemented in the detention centers and the Indiana Department of Correction, defense attorneys and probation officers should consider establishing a protocol to advise the children about their rights and to speak … Continue reading

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Human Trafficking — Not Just a Big City Problem

Human trafficking investigations can happen anywhere.  In 2008, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and local law enforcement raided two massage parlors in Richmond, Indiana, a town with a population of approximately 35,000 along I-70.  Four Korean women were detained as … Continue reading

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Get Involved with the Legislature

It will be a busy week at the General Assembly with bills reaching the floor for votes and bills slowly dying from lack of interest in committee.  Reach out to your local legislators and the members of the committees to … Continue reading

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Federal Advisory Committee on Juvenile Justice Webinar

There will be a Webinar held on February 7, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. ET discussing: (1) the National Academy of Sciences report Reforming Juvenile Justice: A Developmental Approach, (2) the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Supportive School Discipline Initiative, … Continue reading

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Attorney Suicides — Take Care and Reach Out For Help

Two recent articles highlighted the growing problem of attorney suicide:  Why are Lawyers Killing Themselves? by Rosa Flores and Rose Marie Arce, CNN; and Why Lawyers are Prone to Suicide by Patrick Krill, CNN.  If you are an attorney and … Continue reading

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