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Recent Practice Points

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.

Five Ways Attorneys Can Use Adolescent Brain Science to Guide Their Advocacy

By Sneha Barve – July 14, 2020 | The more science-based support youths receive during adolescence, the more likely they are to emerge into adulthood with healthy relationships and strong decision-making and coping skills.

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Articles

Where Is It Safe and Legal to Give Children Reasonable Independence?

By Diane L. Redleaf – September 30, 2020 | A review of a 50-state survey of criminal and child protection laws and some opportunities and challenges to changing those policies.

Narrowing Neglect Laws Means Ending State-Mandated Helicopter Parenting

By Diane L. Redleaf – September 11, 2020 | How broad neglect laws undermine childhood independence, and a review of legislative efforts to address it.

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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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