Raising the Bar: High-Quality Legal Representation

Raising the Bar Children

Senate Bill 1391 was recently signed into law, requiring the appointment of client-directed attorneys for all children and youth in Arizona child welfare court proceedings.  This training provides an overview of state and national rules, standards, and ethical guidance that support the implementation of SB 1391.  This session also introduces important knowledge, skills and best practices that research links to better outcomes for children and families.  Presenters specifically address client-directed advocacy for infants and pre-verbal clients and provide direction on how to navigate potential ethical quandaries when representing older youth.  Attendees will leave the session with concrete tips and confidence that their practice will meet the promise and expectations of this new legislation.


This virtual training will be facilitated by

  • Allison Green, JD, National Association of Counsel for Children
  • Bill Owsley, JD, Maricopa County Office of the Legal Advocate
  • Jillian Aja, JD, Pima County Office of Children’s Counsel

Faculty Bios

Date and Time  – Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm         

Recorded Webinar  –   Raising the Bar High Quality Legal Representation for Children and Youth in AZ