August 17, 2018

Practice Standards & Tools

Attorney Standards

The following ABA practice standards promote uniformity of practice and raise the level and quality of representation by attorneys representing children, parents and child welfare agencies in child welfare proceedings.

Judicial Standards

ABA Judicial Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

These principles and standards promote judicial excellence in child abuse and neglect proceedings throughout the country. 

NCJFCJ Enhanced Resource Guidelines: Improving Court Practice in Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judge's guidelines describe key elements of properly conducted court hearings, the requirements of juvenile and family courts in fulfilling the role placed upon them by federal and state laws, and how court calendars can be efficiently managed.

 

These principles and standards promote judicial excellence in child abuse and neglect proceedings throughout the country. 

ABA Judicial Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

 

These principles and standards promote judicial excellence in child abuse and neglect proceedings throughout the country. 

ABA Judicial Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

 

These principles and standards promote judicial excellence in child abuse and neglect proceedings throughout the country. 

ABA Judicial Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

 

These principles and standards promote judicial excellence in child abuse and neglect proceedings throughout the country. 

ABA Judicial Excellence in Child Abuse and Neglect Proceedings

 

These principles and standards promote judicial excellence in child abuse and neglect proceedings throughout the country. 

Infographic

Legal Representation in Child Welfare Proceedings

This 2-page infographic explains the importance of high quality legal representation for children, parents, and the child welfare agency in child welfare proceedings. It highlights key benefits, structural elements, judges' roles, essential attorney practices, and hallmarks of high-quality legal representation for children, parents, and child welfare agencies.