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Recent Practice Points

Five Resources for Lawyers Representing Transition Aged Youth

By Cathy Krebs – January 22, 2021 | Some tips and resources to help you prepare your client to age out of the child welfare system.

Five Things Child Clients Need to Know About Sex Offender Registration Laws

By Riya Saha Shah – August 27, 2020 | Attorneys for children must ensure their clients are fully informed of the consequences and requirements of registering as a sex offender.

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Time to Rebuild and Reimagine: Reflecting on Four Hard Years in Children’s Immigration Law

By Dalia Castillo-Granados, Chloe Walker, Vickie Giambra, Laura Egan, and Yasmin Yavar – January 11, 2021 | With the Trump administration ending, there will surely be changes made to the immigration system and our ability to protect immigrant children. The hope, and the work, is to ensure that they are the right ones.

Justice and Lisa Montgomery

By Noy Davis – January 8, 2021 | This case confirms the important work child protection can but often fails to do and calls out for pathways to more broadly reach traumatized children and adults to offer healing from and mitigation of the impacts of abuse.

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Sound Advice Podcasts

Zealous Lawyers for Children: An Essential Part of the Child Welfare System

By Leslie Heimov | Leslie Heimov discusses why legal representation for children (and parents!) is essential within a child welfare system and how good representation helps a judge determine what is in the best interest of the child. (8:24 min)

Experts of Their Own Lives: Childrens' Participation in the Courtroom

By Erik Pitchal | Judge Erik Pitchal shares lessons he has learned about treating children as experts of their own lives and including them in court proceedings. (7:48 min)

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Children's Rights Litigation

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