• UGA Law to host CEASE conference
    • Posted by Alan Flurry - January 19, 2017
    • The School of Law will host a child endangerment and sexual exploitation conference on Jan. 28, 2017, the first annual Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Conference:

      It will bring together legal experts, psychologists and child advocacy leaders from across the county to discuss important issues related to child sexual abuse and those professionals who assist them.

      Panel discussions will examine the intersection of civil, criminal and juvenile courts in child sexual abuse cases; trauma/compassion fatigue for those representing child sexual abuse survivors; and the psychology of child sexual abuse and using experts effectively. The keynote address will be delivered by Ross Cheit, a Brown University professor and author of Witch-Hunt Narrative:  Politics, Psychology, and the Sexual Abuse of Children by the Oxford University Press. Other speakers will include Peter Janci, a partner with the law firm Crew Janci, who will speak on investigating and uncovering institutional abuse; and Paul Mones, a nationally recognized advocate for survivors of child abuse who has obtained tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients from entities such as the Boy Scouts of America. As part of the conference, the documentary film “Off the Record:  Justice Denied to Child Sex Abuse Survivors” will have its debut showing.

      Conference registration is free for UGA faculty, staff and students.  For more information before January 24. Registrations will be taken thereafter on a space availability basis only. For those seeking continuing legal education credits, the cost is $180 for five credits including one ethics hour.

      Kudos to our colleagues in the School of Law for hosting these important discussions, and presentations.