Juvenile Law

Section Focus

Two men stand at a podium at the front of a courtroom, while a third stands behind them.The purpose of the Juvenile Law Section is to promote the objective and standards of professionalism of the Houston Bar Association within the field of juvenile law. The section comprises juvenile law practitioners.

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9th Annual DFPS Conference Brochure

Speaker Biographies

Conference Evaluation Form

MCLE Credit Form

Materials for Friday, September 6

“Family Service Plans”
Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

Handout 1 | Handout 2

“Drug Testing”

“Case Law Update”
PowerPoint Presentation

“Translation Issues”

“Adversary Hearing Demonstration”

“DFPS Project Court”

“Best Interest”
Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

“Crossover Youth”

Materials for Saturday, September 7

“Defending Parents”
PowerPoint Presentation

“How Employment Law Can Help You and Your Client”
Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

“Dealing with Difficult Parents”
PowerPoint Presentation

“Legislative Update”
PowerPoint Presentation

“Mediation in DFPS Cases”
PowerPoint Presentation

“Dealing with Sexual Abuse Allegations”
PowerPoint Presentation

“Ad Litems”


“Daubert, Robinson, Kelly, etc.”
Handout | PowerPoint Presentation

“Appellate Issues”
Handout | PowerPoint Presentation


2020-21 Section Officers

Ryan Mitchell, Attorney at Law
(832) 369-2919 | Send Email

Immediate Past Chair
Katya Dow, Juvenile and Capital Advocacy Project of Texas

Program Chair
Brian Fischer, Attorney at Law

Hans Nielsen, Attorney at Law

Miriam J. Riskind, Isenberg & Riskind

History of Juvenile Law Section Chairs

Bylaws of the Juvenile Law Section


Member Details

Section Members: 46
Section Dues: 

  • 5 years or less: $15
  • 6 years or more: $30

Section Resources



Law Student Policies


Half-price rates for students at conferences.