Recent Practice Points

Government-Funded Discrimination in Foster Care Placement Decisions

By Jessalyn Schwartz – April 5, 2019 | What practitioners and advocates should know about the South Carolina waiver.

Five Tips for Prioritizing Extracurriculars as a Key Intervention for Youth

By Virginia Corrigan – March 25, 2019 | Here are a few ways lawyers can help their clients access these important opportunities.


School Closing Victory—The Fight to Save National Teachers Academy

By Katherine Gladson and Candace Moore – March 22, 2019 | It has been very difficult for communities to push back against proposed school closures.

Twenty Years of Progress in Advocating for a Child’s Right to Counsel

By Amy Harfeld – March 22, 2019 | There is much work to be done before the promise of full legal rights for dependent children is realized.

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)

Children's Rights Litigation

Learn how to get involved with the Alternative Dispute Resolution committee and maximize your Section membership!