Juvenile Law Boot Camp

Through generous funding from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention through a grant awarded by the Division of Justice and Community Services, Public Defender Services will host a free 40-hour virtual training series for any West Virginia attorney representing children in status offenses and delinquency cases.

With expertise from the Juvenile Law Task Force and guest lecturers from experts in the field, the Boot Camp will train juvenile defenders in the biological, psychological, and socio-environmental features of childhood and the children they represent while working to improve legal practice and juvenile-focused advocacy. Best practices in handling emergency detention hearings, preliminary hearings, motions practice, dispositions, and other areas of legal practice will be covered during this comprehensive training.  

Round two dates are as follows:
  • ​Tuesday, April 26th
  • Wednesday,​ May 4th
  • Thursday, May 12th
  • Tuesday, May 17th
  • Wednesday, May 25th
The Boot Camp will take place 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on each of these days. The training is​ free but space is limited. Approved for 8 CLE hours each day, a total of 40 hours of CLE credit. 

Registration is now closed.


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