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Sheraton Columbus at Capitol Square, Columbus, Ohio October 24, 2017

This one day training will be geared toward the juvenile prosecutor, but all are welcome to attend. We will be offering an update on juvenile laws enacted as well as those working their way through the legislature; delinquency practice and procedure; and from the 2017 feedback forms - how to prep for a trial in 15 days; dealing with abuse, neglect, and dependency cases; and procedures while dealing with “sexting” cases in the juvenile arena.

9:00 - 10:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00 Delinquency Practice and Procedure
This course is intended to provide hands-on information to the juvenile prosecutor, including understanding the unique needs of court involved youth, detention hearings, pre-trial practices, probation services, community treatment providers and resources, diversion programs, and sealing and expungement of juvenile records. We will also look at best practices, trends, and scenarios from real-life experience of the speaker.
Chief Magistrate Susana B. Lewis
Medina County Probate and Juvenile Court

11:00 - 11:15 Break

11:15 - 11:45 Just Like on TV- A Trial in 15 Days!
So you find yourself with a juvenile in detention who, per the Ohio Revised Code, is required to have a hearing not later than fifteen days after the filing of the complaint. We will explore what you need and don’t need to accomplish this task efficiently!
Christine S. Julian, Senior Assistant Prosecutor
Franklin County Juvenile Division

11:45 - 12:15 Criminal Prosecution Concerns in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases
A general overview of A/N/D issues and solutions that may arise during your juvenile hearing. Topics covered will include discovery, evidence, witness statements, and the child’s best interest.
Christine S. Julian, Senior Assistant Prosecutor
Franklin County Juvenile Division

12:15 - 1:15 Lunch

1:15 - 2:45 The Side Effects of Sexting
Technology and social media play a major role in the lives of juveniles. Misuse of that technology is predictably common and can have lasting social and legal consequences. While the law struggles to keep up with advances in technology, juveniles are being charged with high-level criminal statutes that were not intended to deal with this behavior. This presentation explores the issue of “sexting.” We’ll discuss the current state of the law (and where the law is headed), issues related to sexting prosecutions, and strategies for prosecutors handling sexting cases.
Zachary R. Imwalle, Assistant Prosecutor
Franklin County

2:45 - 3:00 Break

3:00 - 4:00 Juvenile Case Law and Legislative Update
An overview of recent case law affecting the prosecution of juveniles including all relevant Ohio appellate, Ohio Supreme Court, and applicable federal decisions in the areas of juvenile delinquency, juvenile traffic, abuse/neglect/dependency and unruly cases. Also included will be a legislative update that will cover all state law changes in those areas as well as pending legislation and Ohio rule changes.
Judge David A. Hejmanowski
Delaware County

OPAA has requested 4.5 general CLE hours from the Supreme Court of Ohio, Commission on Continuing Legal Education.

The registration fee of $150.00 ($300.00 for all NON-OPAA members) covers all materials, continental breakfast, lunch, and refreshments at breaks.

Guest rooms at the Sheraton are $169.00 single or double occupancy. Reservations can be made by calling the Sheraton at 800-325-3535. Be sure to tell them you are with OPAA to get this rate. To avoid paying tax, accommodations must be paid for with either an office check or office credit card. Personal payment, even though it will be reimbursed by the office, is not tax exempt by state law. The cutoff date for our block of rooms is 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 21. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 noon. To avoid being charged a penalty in the event that a room reservation must be cancelled, the Sheraton requires that the cancellation be made 48 hours prior to scheduled arrival. Early check-in or late check-out are on a case-by-case basis.

NOTE: If any registrant has special dietary needs, contact Delores at
614-221-1266, so that advance arrangements can be made.


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