Wednesday, July 26, 2006
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law CrimProf John Myers recently held a two-hour video conference sponsored by the Midwest Regional Children’s Advocacy Center that was transmitted to social workers and law enforcement professionals at 26 sites around the country. His training presentation for the Minnesota-based organization centered on the legal aspects of interviewing children in abuse and neglect cases. He is scheduled to do two more on different subjects related to child abuse later this year.
Professor Myers is one of the leading authorities on child abuse litigation. He travels throughout the U.S. and abroad, making presentations to judges, attorneys, police, doctors and mental health professionals on one of the most troubling social issues of our time. Myers is the author or editor of seven books and more than 100 articles on child abuse. His writing has been cited in 150 courts, including the United States Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court. Prior to coming to McGeorge, Professor Myers practiced law in Utah, where he represented the poor and disabled. He was named by the University as Distinguished Professor and Scholar in 2003. [Mark Godsey]