The Children’s Rights Litigation Committee is one of the more than 40 practice groups open to all members of the American Bar Association’s Section of Litigation. Joining the committee entitles a member to a number of benefits (see list below). The committee’s leadership is made up of experienced litigators from all over the country working to improve access to justice, engage pro bono lawyers, and improve outcomes for all children who come into contact with the legal system. As it works toward that vision, the committee exercises the unique ability to help local groups who are interested in starting or improving children’s legal programs.
In order to accomplish the goals of improving the quality of the legal representation of children and providing members with opportunities to learn and to lead, the committee provides its members with these benefits:
- Children’s Rights, a quarterly publication
- Online access to Practice Points to assist you in your practice, which include our “Five Tips” Series.
- Opportunities for leadership in the development of children’s legal policy initiatives
- Training that includes webinars and online programs, (for example, the award-winning video Interviewing the Child Client)
- Opportunities to write for committee publications and participate in one or more active subcommittees
Whether you want to receive Children’s Rights, learn from and network with children’s lawyers from around the country, contribute to our programs and publications, or all of the above, join our committee. Section of Litigation members may join as many committees as they like at no charge.