Webinar: Intersection of Juvenile Defense, From School-Based Offenses to Youthful Offenders Presented by Rebecca DiLoreto and Karen Faulkner $25 Member/$50 Non Member
Date(s): August 12, 2021
Time: 3:00 PM EST - 4:00 PM EST
Intersection of Juvenile Defense, From School-Based Offenses to Youthful Offenders
1.0 Total CLE Hrs
Two highly experienced criminal defense lawyers, Karen Faulkner and Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto will share their skills and strategies with us in a one hour training devoted to the representation of youth in juvenile court. Areas of focus will include school-based charges and address youthful offender charges in juvenile court before transfer to circuit court, building defenses based on competency, capacity, special education disabilities, and the impact of adverse childhood experiences. We will also discuss how to push cases back to diversion and the value to a client of early legal representation to secure diversion, dismissal and a stronger defense on those cases that go to juvenile court, as well as the importance of integrating the family in the defense process.
Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto practices law across the Commonwealth. Co-Chair of the KACDL Legislative Committee, DiLoreto served previously as the KACDL President for two years, chaired the Education Committee for four years and also served for four years as KACDL Legislative Agent. DiLoreto began her assessment of victim’s rights in law school researching the topic for Professor Sarah N. Welling, a former prosecutor in Chicago and current University of Kentucky Law Professor. DiLoreto graduated from Amherst College, Amherst Mass., Magna Cum Laude. She worked for the KY Department of Public Advocacy from 1984 through 2008, at which time she assumed responsibility as the Litigation and Policy Director for the Northern Kentucky Children’s Law Center. While in that leadership role, DiLoreto provided legal representation to children who were victims or key witnesses in criminal prosecutions in addition to other duties. DiLoreto has been the Executive Director for the Institute for Compassion in Justice, Inc. since 2015. She has served for the past eighteen years as chair of the KBA Children’s Rights, Child Protection and Domestic Violence Committee. DiLoreto also teaches children’s constitutional law at the UK College of Law and supervises externs from the UK Colleges of Law and Social Work.
Karen has been recognized by her peers as one of Louisville Magazine’s Top Lawyers and has received awards from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL) and the Louisville Bar Association (LBA). Karen is a graduate of the University of Louisville’s Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, where she also served as an adjunct professor. She is passionate about helping clients and is also a court-appointed Parent’s Attorney and GAL in Family Court and contracts with the Louisville Metro Public Defender office and the Department of Public Advocacy to work with indigent clients.
Karen previously served as a Louisville Metro Public Defender for 6 years and spent time in public service as family court advocate for the Center for Women and Families. After leaving the Louisville Metro Public Defender she became a Partner in an all-female criminal defense firm, Faulkner Kaelin Law Office. After her partner was elected to the District Court Bench she formed and continues to run Karen Faulkner Law Office.
When Karen is not practicing law, her free time is spent with her two boys, Liam and Leo, on the soccer pitch, or volunteering throughout Louisville.