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One week left to register for our Children's Law Symposium
Children at Risk

July, 2012


Please join CHILDREN AT RISK and its partners for our annual


This year's symposium will provide participants with views from the legal industry's top minds on crucial aspects of childhood. Hear attorneys and other experts conduct an in-depth exploration of four issue areas affecting Texas' children:

Opening Remarks:
Jason Sabo, Founder, Frontera Strategy

Juvenile Justice: 

On the Texas Juvenile Justice Department:
Mike Meade, Chief Juvenile Probation Officer, Fort Bend County Juvenile Probation Department

On Class C Misdemeanor Ticketing of Students:
Kathryn A. Freeman, Staff Attorney, Texas Appleseed
Dustin Rynders, Supervising Attorney, Education Team, Disability Rights Texas
Sarah Guidry, Interim Executive Director, The Earl Carl Institute for Legal and Social Policy
R.J. Hazeltine-Shedd, Staff Attorney, CHILDREN AT RISK


On School Funding and Finance
Dr. Wanda Bamberg, Superintendent, Aldine Independent School District
Dr. Bob Sanborn, President and CEO, CHILDREN AT RISK 


The Immigrant Advantage
Claudia Kolker, Author, The Immigrant Advantage

On the Path to Citizenship
Silvia M. Mintz, Attorney, Plake and Mintz, PPLC

Human Trafficking:

Following In re. B.W. and Serving Child Trafficking Victims:
Ann Johnson, Attorney, The Johnson Firm

 On the need for Safe Harbor Legislation:
Mandi Kimball, Director, Public Policy and Government Affairs, CHILDREN AT RISK

On the Rescue and Decriminalization of Child Trafficking Victims:
Matt Broussard, TRIAD Program Manager, Harris County Protective Services 

Sheri Rice, Special Agent, FBI-Houston
Sheri Zack, Assistant U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Texas
Kristin Zipple-Shedd, Supervising Attorney, Crime Victims Program, Cabrini Center for Immigrant Legal Assistance


$90 for Attorneys; $50 for Non-profit or Government Attorneys/Non-Attorney
Professionals; $20 for Students. Lunch will be provided.
3.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education Credit
CEU Credits Pending

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Registration begins at 8:30 AM

Fulbright Tower Auditorium 
1301 McKinney
Houston, Texas 77010

For more information and to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please contact
 RJ Hazeltine-Shedd at


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