Friday, November 1—General Sessions

OPENING SESSION
WELCOME
Patricia Puritz
Executive Director
National Juvenile Defender Center

Christina Phillis
Public Advocate
Arizona Office of the Public Advocate

The Ballad of Jerry Gault

KEYNOTE: Expanding the Role & Reach of the Juvenile Defender
Francis “Frankie” Guzman
Soros Justice Fellow
National Center for Youth Law

SHOWCASE: Resource Center Partnerships
Rey Banks
Senior Policy and Communications Associate
National Juvenile Defender Center

Documents: Resource Center Partnership Advancing Juvenile Justice Reform and Improving Outcomes for Kids and Communities

PLENARY: The Intersection of Immigration & Juvenile Defense
Christina Kleiser, Moderator
Staff Attorney
Knox County Public Defender’s Community Law Office

Susan Kelly
Staff Attorney
Juvenile Division, Pima County Public Defender’s Office

Gladis Molina
Managing Attorney
Florence Immigrant & Refugee Rights Project

José Padilla
Executive Director
California Rural Legal Assistance

Alessandra Soler

Executive Director
ACLU of Arizona

UPDATE: Raised on the Registry
Nicole Pittman
Consultant
Advocating for Youth Affected by Sex Offender Laws

PLENARY: A Defense Perspective on the Sexual Exploitation of Minors
Cait Mullen, Moderator
Staff Attorney
Juvenile Rights Practice, Legal Aid Society, New York

Withelma “T” Ortiz Walker Pettigrew

Board of Directors
Rights4Girls

Diane Rondini-Harness
Staff Attorney
Wisconsin State Public Defender

Malika Saada Saar
Executive Director
Rights4Girls