Recent Practice Points

Five Things to Consider When Dealing with Interstate Placement of Children

By Jonathan D. Conant – November 11, 2019 | Knowing these aspects of the ICPC can help prevent the unnecessary return of children to the jurisdiction of their originating states.


Utilizing Legal Services to Keep Children in Families: The F.I.R.S.T. Clinic

By Tonya Wall and Adam Ballout – October 3, 2019 | Our children should be our top priority, rather than being lost and forgotten. The F.I.R.S.T. Clinic will allow children to remain in their homes, avoiding out-of-home placement.

Starting the Conversation About Secondary Trauma

By Dawn D’Amico – October 3, 2019 | While we are working with and caring for traumatized youth, we need to remember to care for ourselves.

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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!