The mission of the Juvenile Law Section is to provide meaningful support to members of the section. We encourage the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of juvenile law by providing education on best practices and legal developments and promoting fellowship in the practice of juvenile law. The Council for the Juvenile Section is made up of attorneys working in virtually every area of juvenile law: prosecutors, defense counsel, agency attorneys and judges. Join us for $25 annually as we seek an honest and responsive government protecting against crime and violence. We encourage law students and newly licensed attorneys to join for free.
Section Report 2016-2017
The Juvenile Law Section updated its website, added and updated forms for the use of juvenile law practitioners, and sponsored the annual Juvenile Law Conference, which was held in the scenic Texas Hill Country at the Horseshoe Bay Resort on Lake LBJ. Roughly 400 people attended, and the course curriculum and speakers were fantastic. The section watched as the Texas Legislature worked on a number of juvenile justice issues, including juvenile records, records sealing, information sharing between entities having contact with children in the juvenile system, sex offender registration, regionalization, and local and state funding for juvenile services and supervision. The section welcomed its new chair, Kameron Johnson, in June.