12th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption Law

Nancy E. Dowd

Nancy E. Dowd

The Family and Youth Law Center, in collaboration with
Capital University Law Review,
is pleased to sponsor the


Permanency for Youth in Foster Care:
What Does it looks like?
How do we get there?

March 10, 2016
Columbus, Ohio

The Wells Conference is named for N. Douglas Wells, a dedicated teacher and cherished faculty member at Capital University Law School from 1989 through 2004. Family law was one of his areas of research and teaching, and when the opportunity to establish a Center at Capital Law School focused on child welfare and adoption emerged, Professor Wells immediately took a leadership role in helping turn that idea into a reality.

Registration for the Wells Conference is open to the general public. Approval has been granted by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for a total of 6.0 general Continuing Legal Education hours. Approval has also been granted for 6.0 Continuing Education credits for social workers and counselors. Our approved provider number is RCS071302.


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Registration Fee:

$75.00 - Attorneys Seeking CLE credit
$60.00 - Government/Non-profit Attorneys Seeking CLE credit
$50.00 - All others 

Partnership Pricing:

$67.50 - Attorneys Seeking CLE credit
$54.00 - Government/Non-profit Attorneys Seeking CLE credit
$45.00 - All others

 Click here for more information on FYLaw's Partnership Program.

2016 Wells Presenters


Nancy E. Dowd
David H. Levin Chair in Family Law
Emeritus Director, Center on Children & Families


Crystal L. Welch
Attorney and Adjunct Professor
Adoption Legal Clinic of Mississippi College School of Law


Robert Friend and Kelly Beck
National Institute for Permanent Family Connectedness in California


Anastasia Cowan
Mental Health Attorney on the Children’s Defense
Council for Children’s Rights
Capital Law School Alum


LaShanda Taylor Adams
Clinical Director
University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law


Linda Britton, Esq.
Director, Commission on Youth at Risk
American Bar Association Center on Children and the Law