On December 7, 2012, the Ingham County Bar Association Criminal Law Section will host a presentation in Lansing, Michigan on how to question child witnesses and the forensic interviewing protocol. The speaker will be Lisa Kirsch Satawa of Kirsch & Satawa, PC.
The seminar covers a wide range of topics and issues related to child witnesses and the forensic interviewing protocol, and is described as one that is “crucial for any attorney who handles cases involving child witnesses.”
The Ingham County Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section is hosting a presentation on December 7 at9:30 a.m. on questioning child witnesses and also discussing the forensic interviewing protocol. We will be meeting at the State Bar of Michigan,306 Townsend St.,Lansing,MI48933-2012, Rooms 1 and 2, for approximately one hour to one hour and a half. There will be ample opportunity for questions and answers. This session is a critical one for any attorney who handles cases involving child witnesses.
Our presenter is Lisa Kirsch Satawa, who is an experienced defense attorney whose practice focuses on criminal defense, children’s rights, and the defense of juveniles charged with crimes. Ms. Kirsch Satawa’s practice has a particular specialization in defending the rights of adults and juveniles charged with sexually assaulting children, and representing parents charged with child abuse and neglect in both the criminal and termination of parental rights arena.
She has extensive experience in successfully defending medically intensive child abuse and neglect cases, including Munchausen by proxy, brittle bone disease, CVID, and others. Ms. Kirsch Satawa has developed an excellent reputation for her work in this area and was selected by the Michigan Department of Human Services to train its caseworkers in the investigation of such matters.
Lisa Kirsch Satawa practices in the area of criminal defense, specializing in sex crimes. She is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan. She has lectured extensively on defending allegations of criminal sexual conduct, as well as trainings and seminars on age-based approach to handling prosecution and defense child witnesses for several legal groups and firms throughout the country. Her teaching and seminar credits on handling child witnesses and defending cases involving child victims include stops from Mississippi, Las Vegas, to New Mexico for organizations such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Child Abuse Defense resource center, the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, the Arkansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the Idaho Public Defenders.