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Recent Practice Points

Advocating for Special Education Services during COVID-19

By Marisol Garcia and Lisa Morrow – April 7, 2020 | Some information to help you get started advocating for needed services, documenting any regression, and preparing information to seek compensatory services after schools re-open.


Advocating for Kinship Placement during the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Andrew Cohen and Cathy Krebs– May 6, 2020 | Placement with kin is more important now than ever before.

Privacy Considerations for Remote Client Conversations

By Cathy Krebs – April 27, 2020 | Some tips for maintaining consistent connection with child clients while ensuring lawyer-client confidentiality is not breached.

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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

Learn how to get involved with the Children's Rights Litigation committee and maximize your Section membership!