Juvenile Law Section



Provides opportunities for members to enhance professional practice and improve the outcomes of children and families in Abuse/Neglect/Dependent Court and DJJDP Court. Educational topics include trends in child welfare law, interface among juvenile court and schools, and training in non-legal areas of child development/family dynamics, substance abuse/mental health treatment, and domestic violence.




2021-22 Chair 2021-22 Vice Chair
Kathleen A. Sicuranza
Marc Gentile




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2020-21 Juvenile Law SECTION REPORT
Kathleen Sicuranza, Chair and marc Gentile, Vice Chair

During the 2020-21 year, the Juvenile Law Section leadership supported the Juvenile Law Section member’s professional development efforts by offering various educational, social, and networking opportunities.

The section held its annual meeting in late July, during which, members had the opportunity to network, as well as review the agenda and financial health of the section, for the upcoming year. Section members also had the opportunity to make recommendations for section activities.

In January, the section co-presented “The Status Exception to Personal Jurisdiction in North Carolina Termination of Parental Rights Cases”, with the Family Law Section. Members had the opportunity to earn 1.00 hours of accredited CLE credit.

In late April, the section presented “View from the Bench, COVID-19 & State of Affairs in Juvenile Court”, featuring the 26th Judicial District, Lead Juvenile Court Judge, Hon. Aretha Blake and Juvenile Court Judges, Hon. Faith Fickling-Alvarez, Hon. Reggie McKnight & Hon. Roy Wiggins. This program was discounted for Juvenile Law Section members, and members had the opportunity to earn 1.00 accredited CLE hours.

Section members also donated $300.00 to the “One Simple Wish Foundation”, an organization that grants wishes of children who have been impacted by foster care, abuse, neglect, and trauma.

The section held bi-monthly meetings to keep members updated on relevant information, throughout the year.

Through the diligent efforts of leadership and member support, section membership and participation increased during the 2020-21 year.

The Juvenile Law Section is always exploring ways to enhance the membership experiences. Please submit any ideas to sections@meckbar.org.



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