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QIC-Childrep Evidence-based Best Practices for Child Representation in Oklahoma

Integrating key aspects of Oklahoma child welfare law and practice with the QIC-ChildRep Best Practice Model to advance high quality legal representation of children in Oklahoma.

November 17 & 18, 9:00am – 5:30pm

Tulsa Central Library 400 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK 74103

Pocahontas Greadington Learning & Creativity Center

FREE CLE credits (17 hours, including 1 hour ethics)

FREE morning refreshments and lunch provided

Registration is closed

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Kristen Pisani-Jacques JD, CWLS, is the Training Director of the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC), a non-profit professional membership and advocacy organization dedicated to advancing justice for children, youth, and families. Kristen has over a decade of experience working in the dependency system, as a guardian ad litem, supervisor, and manager, and now uses that experience to create, manage, and deliver highquality trainings and resources for attorneys nationally. Prior to joining NACC, Kristen spent over eleven years at the Children’s Law Center in Washington, D.C., where she most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Guardian ad litem (GAL) project. Kristen has presented locally and nationally on a variety of child welfare topics and earned her law degree at Georgetown. Kristen is barred in Washington, D.C. and Maryland and is based in Silver Spring, Maryland. She is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS).

Christina Lewis, JD, CWLS, is a Staff Attorney at the National Association of Counsel for Children (NACC), where she supports the creation of trainings and resources for child welfare practitioners. Prior to NACC, Christina served as a public defender with the St. Charles Parish Public Defender’s Office in Louisiana. During her twelve years as a public defender, Christina represented adults charged with misdemeanors, served as the defense attorney for the St. Charles Parish Adult Drug Court, and represented juveniles charged with delinquencies in juvenile court. Christina also represented children in child welfare cases, but most of her career has been devoted to providing high quality representation to parents whose children were removed from their custody due to abuse and/or neglect. Christina graduated from Louisiana State University, Paul M. Hebert Law Center with a Juris Doctor and Bachelor of Civil Law. Christina began her legal career as a judicial law clerk with the Louisiana Third Circuit Court of Appeal for the Honorable Marc T. Amy for three years. Christina is licensed to practice in Louisiana where she currently resides. She is a certified Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS)