50 years of In re Gault: A Commemoration of Children’s Right to Counsel

Stetson Law Hosts
50 years of In re Gault: A Commemoration of Children’s Right to Counsel
October 4, 2016
The Great Hall 5:30 – 7:00 pm

May 15, 2017, will mark the 50th anniversary of the landmark In re Gault Supreme Court decision. In re Gault, 387 U.S. 1 (1967), was a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that ensured the right to a lawyer for children accused of crimes in juvenile court. The ruling also provided other due process rights, including the right to be notified of the charges, the right to cross-examine witnesses, and the right to not have to make a statement against oneself.

Join your Stetson Law community to welcome our distinguished panelists: Judge Irene Sullivan, Susan Vivian Mangold, Esq, and Eduardo Ferrer, Esq.. This program will include a presentation of information on the importance of children’s right to counsel, the barriers to counsel, and the unique advocate skills needed to overcome the challenges of representing youth. Current Stetson Law students, faculty, staff, and alumni are welcomed! Dinner will precede our discussion.

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