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Advanced Juvenile Defender Training

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The Advanced Juvenile Defender Training focuses on trial advocacy in juvenile delinquency proceedings. Participants use their own cases to develop a cohesive theory of defense and to apply that theory throughout the case, including disposition. Through a combination of lecture and small group work, participants refine important skills, in areas such as probable cause hearings, suppression and capacity. Ethics and substance abuse/mental health sessions are also included. For information about other indigent defense education courses, visit our Indigent Defense Education site.

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This program offers 15 hours of CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics and 1 hour of substance abuse/mental health credit.

Teaching Methods:

This program is comprised of plenary sessions and intensive small group workshops. Due to the interactive nature of the program, participants are expected to attend all sessions.

Topics - Courts and Judicial Administration

  • Juvenile Law
  • Juvenile Delinquency

Who should attend

This training is geared toward attorneys who have a few years of experience representing juveniles in delinquency proceedings.


Austine M. Long joined the School of Government in 2013. Previously she worked as the drug court coordinator for the Montgomery County Circuit Court Adult and Juvenile Drug Courts in Maryland. She has served as a project director at the National Association of Drug Court Professionals (NADCP) and...

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