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.




2020-21 Chair 2020-21 Vice Chair
Kathleen A. Sicuranza
Marc Gentile




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2019-20 Juvenile Law SECTION REPORT
Marjory Timothy, Chair, and Kathleen Sicuranza, Vice Chair

During the 2019-20 year, the Juvenile Law Section leadership supported the members’  professional development efforts by offering various educational, social, and networking opportunities.

In late August, the Juvenile Law Section hosted its annual business meeting and discussed proposed Section activities. The members had the opportunity to participate in a panel discussion with Judges Aretha Blake, Faith Fickling-Alverez, and David Strickland. Discussions included best practices to achieve the best outcomes for the children and families the judges and attorneys serve and how to improve the processes.

The Section’s socials included “Wine Down Wednesday” in November and the Section’s December holiday party, during which Section members stuffed holiday stockings with toiletries and treats for children confined to the Cabarrus County Juvenile Detention Center. Section members had hoped to attend the Charlotte Knights baseball game with other participating sections; however, that event was cancelled due to the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2.Do we want to say COVID?

The annual February Juvenile Law Conference was canceled because of inclement weather and scheduled for May. To prevent another cancelation, this time due to COVID, for the first time ever the Section presented its Conference as a webinar.

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

Membership increased significantly, despite the challenges of 2020.

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



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