A waiver or release is the intentional and voluntary act of relinquishing something, such as a known right to sue a person or organization for an injury. The term waiver is sometimes used to refer a document that is signed before any damages actually occur. A release is sometimes used to refer a document that is executed after an injury has occurred. Courts vary in their approach to enforcing releases depending on the particular facts of each case, the effect of the release on other statutes and laws, and the view of the court of the benefits of releases as a matter of public policy. Many courts will invalidate documents signed on behalf of minors. Also, Courts do not permit persons to waive their responsibility when they have exercised gross negligence or misconduct that is intentional or criminal in nature. Such an agreement would be deemed to be against public policy because it would encourage dangerous and illegal behavior. This form is a release and agreement not to sue an organization, its officers, directors, volunteers, and agents in connection with a youth conference, including the respective officers, directors, volunteers, and agents, and chaperons or representatives associated with the youth conference.
Release and Agreement not to Sue regarding Youth Conference By signing this waiver, you agree that you may be giving up legal rights and remedies available to you and your family. Read and complete this waiver carefully. If you have any questions, contact an attorney. Child's Name: ______________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian's Name: ____________________________________________ Home Address: ___________________________________________________ Parent/Guardian Emergency Contact Name and Telephone Numbers: Name: _______________________________________________________ Relationship: __________________________________________________ Home Phone: _____________________________ Work Phone: _____________________________ Cell Phone: _____________________________ If Parent/Guardian Unavailable, Alternate Emergency Contact Name and Phone No: Name: _______________________________________________________________ Relationship: _________________________________________________________ Home Phone: _____________________ Work Phone: _______________________ Cell Phone: _________________________ 1. Nature of the Conference. I understand that the nature of this private conference event, (name of conference), hereinafter referred to as the Conference, sponsored by (name and address of organization) hereinafter referred to as Organization, is as follows: The Conference will be held at (name of facility), hereinafter called the Facility, located at (street address, city, county, state, zip code) from (date) to (date). Approximately (number) young people and adults will attend the Conference. As a condition of using the Facility, the Facility requires the Conference to rely solely on the Facility's security and medical personnel. The Conference will be in session from (time) to (time) on day one, (time) to (time) on day two, and (specify times for remaining days), excluding breaks for recreational activities. 2. Nature of Risks. I understand that voluntarily traveling to and attending a Conference of this nature may involve certain risks beyond the reasonable control of Organization, its officers, directors, volunteers, and agents in connection with the Conference and the respective officers, directors, volunteers, and agents, and chaperons or representatives associated with the Conference (said Organization its officers, directors, volunteers, and agents in connection with the Conference and the respective officers, directors, volunteers, and agents, and chaperons or representatives associated with the Conference hereinafter called Releasees), including
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