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Thursday, May 9 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Children’s Law Center, Inc.: Using Partnerships and Collaborations to Provide Access to Justice to Children and Youth.

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This session will explore how CLC, a non-profit legal services organization, provides access to justice for children and youth by leveraging partnerships with juvenile public defenders, civil legal aid organizations, community service organizations, law schools, and private sector practitioners.


Amanda Bear

Managing Attorney, Children's Law Center
Amanda Bear is the Managing Attorney of the Children’s Law Center’s Lexington, Kentucky office, and the Co-Director of the Central Juvenile Defender Center. CLC is a unique non-profit legal organization providing legal advocacy to youth, and through education, training, and public... Read More →

Acena Beck

DPA Conflict Counsel, Children's Law Center
Acena Beck is the Executive Director at the Children’s Law Center. She previously served as Managing Attorney and Deputy Director. Acena has extensive experience in family law and juvenile law and has represented clients in private practice and the non-profit sector. Acena earned... Read More →

Amy E. Halbrook

Associate Dean for Experiential Learning_x000D_n & Director of the Children's Law Center Clinic, Northern Kentucky University
Amy E. Halbrook is the Associate Dean for Experiential Learning and Director of the NKU Chase Children's Law Center Clinic, a partnership between the College of Law and the Children's Law Center in Covington, Kentucky. Clinic students receive specialized instruction in child and family... Read More →

Serene Holthe

Senior Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Counsel, National Juvenile Defender Center
Serena Holthe is a Senior Staff Attorney and Pro Bono Counsel with the National Juvenile Defender Center. She currently serves as Special Counsel, Post-Disposition. Her work primarily focuses on outreach, training, and technical assistance to improve the provision and quality of post-disposition... Read More →

Howard Tankersley

Staff Attorney, Children's Law Center
Howard Tankersley joined the Children's Law Center in September of 2017 as a Staff Attorney. Prior to joining CLC, Howard graduated from Salmon P. Chase College of Law and has worked as a public defender, served as an Assistant County Attorney, and has worked in private practice in... Read More →

Jean A. Deters Psy.D.

Director, Select Psychological Services
Jean A. Deters, Psy.D. directs Select Psychological Services, a private practice in Northern Kentucky. The primary focus of her practice is the assessment of and treatment for individuals, focusing on families adjusting to divorce or custody difficulties. She believes that all clients... Read More →

Thursday May 9, 2019 1:30pm - 3:00pm EDT
Marriott Ballroom Salon 10