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KEYNOTE LUNCHEON 12:15-2:00 p.m.
The keynote luncheon will feature remarks by Vanita Gupta, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Leadership
Conference on Civil and Human Rights. She has also served as Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and head of
the U.S. Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division.
Enjoy lunch with judges, the D.C. Bar leadership, and others active in the legal profession at this signature conference event.

AFTERNOON SEMINARS 2:15-5:45 p.m.
2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Educational Equity in the District: Positive
Alternatives to Disciplinary Exclusion
Sponsored by the Juvenile Justive Initiative; cosponsored by the
Children's Law Center

During the 2016-17 school year, District schools issued
nearly 13,000 suspensions to over 7,000 students.
To reduce the District's over-reliance on disciplinary
exclusion, the D.C. Council recently passed the Student
Fair Access to School Act (SFASA). This session will
provide an overview of the District's use of exclusion,
positive alternatives, and the SFASA's provisions.
Eduardo R. Ferrer, Legal & Policy Director, D.C. Lawyers for
Youth and Visiting Professor of Law, Georgetown University
Law Center, moderator

shortcomings, emphasize its import for systemic change,
and offer innovative advocacy opportunities to translate
the law into lived experience for children, parents, and
caregivers in the child welfare system.
Allison Green, Special Assistant Professional, Missouri
Children's Division, presenter
Stefanie Sprow, Deputy Director, Child Welfare and Mental
Health, Children's Defense Fund, presenter

2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
The Psychological Toll of Racism on Youth in the
Age of Social Media
Sponsored by the Children's Law Center

2:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Race-based traumatic stress is the cumulative
psychological impact of racism and microaggressions
on the well-being of people of color. In this session,
participants will learn how to identify race-based
traumatic stress; think critically about youth experiences
of racism on social media and in the community; and
adjust their interactions and advocacy accordingly.

Child Welfare: Striking the Balance Between the
Best Interests of the Child and the Parents' Rights

Aubrey Edwards-Luce, Senior Policy Attorney, Children's Law
Center, presenter

Sponsored by the Office of the Attorney General for the District
of Columbia; cosponsored by the Children's Law Center

Charles Ross, Staff Attorney, Guardian ad Litem Program,
Children's Law Center, presenter

This session will examine the legal issues faced at every
phase of a child abuse and neglect case. Specific
attention will be given to decisions that require an
evidentiary hearing and the prevailing case law that must
be considered. Panelists will focus on the intersection of
parents' rights and the best interests of the child.

Naïké Savain, Senior Attorney, Guardian ad Litem Program,
Children's Law Center, presenter

Faith Gibson Hubbard, MPA, Chief Student Advocate for the
District of Columbia, Office of the Student Advocate, speaker
Michael Villafranca, Policy Analyst, Children's Law Center, speaker

Honorable Tanya M. Jones-Bosier, Magistrate Judge,
Superior Court of the District of Columbia, moderator
Charmetra L. Parker, Section Chief, Family Services Division, Office
of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, speaker
Beverli B. V. Wynn-Euell, Parents' Attorney, Counsel for Child
Abuse and Neglect, speaker
Jessica Kurtz Zagoren, Training Supervising Attorney,
Guardian ad Litem Program, Children's Law Center, speaker

Lucy Sgroi, MSW, LGSW, Social Worker, Guardian ad Litem
Program, Children's Law Center, presenter

2:15 - 4:00 p.m.
Who is a Parent? Who is a Child? How, When, and
Why Does the Law Make These Decisions?
Sponsored by Delaney McKinney LLP; cosponsored by the
National LGBT Bar Association

This workshop will explore the many ways the law defines
parents and children, as well as the basis behind these
definitions. Participants will analyze where the law is
headed in these areas and why these issues are important.

2:15 - 4:00 p.m.

Joseph C. Figini, Partner, Delaney McKinney LLP, moderator

A Courtroom Advocate's Guide to the Family First
Prevention Services Act

Honorable Yvonne Williams, Associate Judge, Superior Court
of the District of Columbia, speaker

This session will demystify the landmark federal Family
First Legislation, include a discussion of its strengths and

Naomi R. Cahn, John Theodore Fey Research Professor of Law,
The George Washington University School of Law, speaker
Macarena Sáez, Faculty Director, Center for Human Rights
and Humanitarian Law, American University, Washington
College of Law, speaker
Michele Zavos, Partner, Delaney McKinney LLP, speaker

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Washington Lawyer - March 2019

Digital Extras
Your Voice
From Our President
Practice Management
Calendar of Events
Government & Gavel
The Women's Wave & Its Effects on Politics
Features: #Me Too & A Time Of Reckoning for the Law
Feature: Righting The Gender Imbalance In Big Law
Feature: A Day in The Life of Two Women Lawyers
Global & Domestic Outlook
Worth Reading
Media Bytes
Attorney Briefs
Ask The Ethics Experts
Disciplinary Summaries
The Pro Bono Efect
Community & Connections
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Washington Lawyer - March 2019 - The Women's Wave & Its Effects on Politics
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Washington Lawyer - March 2019 - Features: #Me Too & A Time Of Reckoning for the Law
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