Kristen attended the University of Oregon, where she studied Political Science and... more
Kristen attended the University of Oregon, where she studied Political Science and Economics. It was there that she began to develop her passion for social justice. Kristen worked on local and national political campaigns receiving first-page coverage in The New York Times for her volunteer work. After she graduated in 2005, Kristen spent a year volunteering with the Child Advocacy Center... view profile
Elizabeth has been litigating since law school, where she won her first trial as a... more
Elizabeth has been litigating since law school, where she won her first trial as a student with the Georgetown University Juvenile Justice Clinic, defending juveniles in delinquency matters before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. After graduation and passing the bar, she became an Assistant Public Defender for the City of Fredericksburg and the Counties of Stafford, Spotsylvania... view profile
Juvenile law applies to young children and teenagers—usually defined as less than eighteen years old, depending on the state. Minors accused of breaking the law are processed under a juvenile justice system. This system is completely separate from the one used for adults, and the penalties involved are usually far less severe than in the adult system. Juvenile law also carries certain protections that do not apply to adults; for example, names are kept confidential and parents can be present during police questioning. A lawyer who specializes in juvenile law will help minors understand the juvenile justice system and present their defense in juvenile court.