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Tuesday, July 25 • 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Preparing Kids For Court

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Approximately 100,000 children testify a year in the Unites States.  It is scary and difficult. Prosecutors and advocates can help minimize the trauma by preparing both the child and the court for each child’s testimony. Learn about courtroom tactics, interview methods, and motions that can be made to assist the child testify.  This presentation will not just focus on young children, but will also address how to handle the more difficult cases; teenagers. Lastly, the presentation will address how important it is that as a prosecutor, social worker, or advocate, you learn to take care of yourself. The presentation is geared towards attorneys, social workers, nurses, and advocates with 0-5 years’ experience.

Objectives:

1.       Learning the legal reason children must testify

2.       How to make it easier on the child and the court (pretrial motions)

3.       Art of preparing a child witness

4.       How to handle the testimony, court and jury

5.       Learning self-care after difficult cases


Speakers
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Stacy St. George

Child Protection Attorney, Anoka County Attorney's Office
Stacy St George has been a licensed attorney for 12 years. She graduated from William Mitchell College of Law in 2004.  She worked in the Isanti County Attorney’s Office for 9 years; specializing in person’s crimes.  In July of 2013, Ms. St George began working for the Dakota... Read More →



Tuesday July 25, 2017 1:15pm - 2:45pm
Room 202
  • Level Intermediate to Advanced

Attendees (10)