Legislation was passed in 2014 enacting Florida Statute 39.01305, which requires appointment of attorneys to dependent children with certain special needs – children in or being considered for a skilled nursing facility, children prescribed psychotropic medications, children with a developmental disability, children placed or considered for placement in a residential treatment center, or children who are victims of human trafficking. These registry attorneys offer their expertise to children throughout Florida.
The panelists, who are also some of this year’s Excellence in Advocacy award winners, will discuss: special issues associated with representing youth with disabilities; changes in the system they would like to see implemented; issues that keep them up at night; and some of the most creative strategies they have used in representing children with disabilities. Come with questions as panelists will take questions from the audience.
Moderator: Mary K. Wimsett
Panelists: Scott Robbins, Meshon Rawls, Kirsten “Kiki” Dunton, Matthew Mandelkorn, & KC Tusher