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American Bar Association

Introduction to Legal Issues Related to Bullying:

Practical Tips from Those on the Front Lines

Date: Friday, March 28, 2014
Format: Live Webinar
Duration: 90 minutes


The American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division, Law Practice Division, Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Center on Children and the Law and Center for Professional Development

1:00 PM-2:30 PM Eastern

12:00 PM-1:30 PM Central

11:00 AM-12:30 PM Mountain

10:00 AM-11:30 AM Pacific

Program Description

This program will give young lawyers insight into the issues and struggles faced by attorneys and other participants in representing juvenile clients in bullying cases. Speaking from first-hand experience, Program panelists will share their "war stories" in representing and/or interacting with children involved in bullying cases and discuss the particular challenges in working with juvenile clients in the bullying context. Panelists will also provide participants tips and guidance when representing juvenile clients in bullying cases. In recognition of the fact that bullying cases present more than just legal challenges, Panelists will also focus on emotional, psychological, developmental, and school-related issues that may be present and how to deal with them. This program will arm participants with the tools and background needed to fully comprehend the complexity of bullying cases, and to enable them to better serve juvenile clients in bullying cases.

Program Faculty

Lee Bussart Bowles, Tennessee General Sessions Court Judge, Juvenile Court Jurisdiction, Lewisburg, TN

Ted Farley, Executive Director, It Gets Better Project, Los Angeles, CA

Erica Grinde (Moderator), Deputy Missoula County Attorney, Missoula County Attorney’s Office, Missoula, MT

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The ABA will seek 1.5 hours of general CLE credit in 60-minute states and 1.8 hours of CLE credit in 50-minute states. Credit hours granted are subject to each state’s approval and credit rounding rules.

New York: This non-transitional CLE program is approved for experienced NY attorneys in accordance with the requirements of the New York State CLE Board for 1.5 New York CLE credits. Newly admitted attorneys may not earn New York credit for this non-transitional CLE program. All attorneys may click here to view additional MCLE information for your jurisdiction

Registration Options

- Individual
- Group
- CD-ROM (Pre-Orders)

Phone or Mail:
Monday - Friday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Eastern
Event Code: cet4bul
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$150 ABA Members
$195 General Public
$99 Government Attorneys
$75 Each additional registrant at the same location.

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