12:15 Welcome and Introductions
12:20 Juvenile Rights/Interrogation
Jacquelyn "Jacqui" Greene, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
The Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination applies to juveniles, and the law that governs custodial interrogation of juveniles encompasses the Fifth Amendment privilege as well as enhanced statutory protections contained in North Carolina's Juvenile Code. In this session, Professor Greene discusses these protections and privileges in regards to juveniles' rights in custodial interrogation, what constitutes custodial interrogation of a juvenile, who "counts" as a guardian or custodian, and a juvenile's invocation or waiver of their rights under the Fifth Amendment and North Carolina law.
1:30 Ethical Considerations When Representing a Juvenile*
Judge Stacey Bawtinhimer, NC Office of Administrative Hearings, Raleigh
Judge Karlene S. Turrentine, NC Office of Administrative Hearings, Raleigh
Representation of a juvenile is inherently different from representation of an adult, as minors usually are considered to be under a legal disability, having no right to make legal decisions for themselves. This session provides guidance on ethical issues that come up when representing a juvenile in legal or administrative proceedings, including: attorney/client relationship, communication, confidentiality, scope of representation, allocation of authority, client with diminished capacity, candor toward the tribunal, and duties of a lawyer appointed as guardian ad litem.
2:40 Building Trauma Informed Juvenile Courts in North Carolina
Chief Judge J. H. Corpening II, NC District Court – Judicial District 5, New Hanover County
The Chief Justice's Task Force on ACEs-Informed Courts was created by Chief Justice Newby in 2021. Adverse childhood experiences and adverse community environments (ACEs) — such as maltreatment, poverty, family violence, racism and discrimination — can have extremely negative impacts on children and increase the likelihood that they will enter the criminal justice system and potentially alter the entire course of their lives. The mission of the ACEs Task Force is to enable judicial branch stakeholders to understand the impact on children of exposure to ACEs, and to develop strategies for addressing those adverse consequences within our courts. Judge Corpening, who has worked with the ACEs Task Force since its creation, discusses its ongoing work in addressing juveniles and ACEs in juvenile courts. This presentation assists attorneys with resources and strategies for representing ACEs-affected juveniles in our court system.
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
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