Congratulations to the Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic for the successful resolution of the first case tried to verdict under Georgia’s Hidden Predator Act. The legislation created a two-year window of relief from the statute of limitations for bringing civil charges in cases of child sexual abuse. The case was tried in the Paulding County Superior Court earlier this month.
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CEASE Clinic Director Emma Hetherington was featured on the Penn Law Group's blog, commenting on recent legislation in Georgia that would change the statute of limitations for child sexual abuse civil claims.
The Wilbanks CEASE Clinic is currently accepting applications from University of Georiga School of Law rising 2Ls and 3Ls interested in enrolling in the clinic for credit during Summer 2018 and/or Fall 2018. Further information is provided on the linked form. Please do not hesitate to contact Professor Emma Hetherington at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or need further information.
Georgia Law is excited to announce its first annual Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Conference on Saturday, January 28, 2017. Conference registration includes 5 CLE credits (including 1 ethics hour), a light breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon snack. Registration also includes a ticket to the premiere of a short documentary on survivors of child sex abuse and the court system, followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers and dessert reception.
Meredith Gardial (JD '16) joins the Wilbanks CEASE Clinic as its first Post-Graduate Fellow. Over the course of the twelve-month fellowship Meredith will assist CEASE Clinic Director Emma Hetherington (JD '11) in litigating cases on behalf of surivors of child sex abuse. Meredith will not only be instrumental in advancing the clinic's mission of assisting survivors, but also in training the next generation of attorneys interested in working with survivors.
°Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law has three new fellowship opportunities, which combined with existing support will allow more than 20 rising second- and third-year students to take summer positions in the public interest arena.
Public interest fellowship recipients will spend the next few months working in legal placements including public defender's and prosecutor's offices, nonprofit agencies, a law school clinic and the U.S. Department of Justice. Three placements will take students overseas to Phnom Penh, Jerusalem and Bangkok.
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