Start Date: 1/11/2022 4:00 PM EST
End Date: 1/11/2022 5:00 PM EST
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Restorative Justice in Juvenile Court and its Relevance to Our Practice of Criminal Defense
1.0 Total CLE Hrs
Just as specialty courts have increased over the years, restorative justice as an alternative to the standard adversarial system. We have some experts in Kentucky on restorative justice. Come share an hour of CLE with experienced criminal defense attorneys, Karen Faulkner and Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto, along with those who have led the RJ effort for young people in the state. What is Restorative Justice? How can it be helpful to someone accused of a crime? Is it a strategy to use before your client is charged or after? Who are the key parties in a RJ session? What risks exist in using RJ to resolve your client’s case? How can you ensure that charges won’t be filed later if your client participates in RJ but then the complaining witnesses are not satisfied with the decisions made or actions taken by your client?
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. As the Legislative Agent for the KACDL, DiLoreto vigorously opposed elevating victim’s rights to a constitutional level.
Karen Faulkner is an experienced attorney who has practiced for fifteen years.
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 for Family Court Division 9 and serves as conflict counsel with the Louisville Metro Public Defender office and the Department of Public Advocacy.
Karen previously served as a Louisville Metro Public Defender for 6 years winning awards in both the Juvenile and Adult Divisions and spent time in public service as a 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 five-year-old, Liam, on the soccer pitch with her husband, or volunteering throughout Louisville.
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1.0 TECH CLE Credits pending by KBA for 2021/2022 reporting year.