November 16, 2017

Bar Association and Attorney Action

AUGUST 1981

BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Bar Association encourages individual attorneys and state and local bar organizations to work more actively to improve the handling of cases involving abused and neglected children as well as children in foster care. Specifically, attorneys should form appropriate committees and groups within the bar to help develop better state legislation, court rules, and administrative regulations related to all stages of these proceedings; should participate in multidisciplinary teams and other community activities in which they can interact with members of other concerned professional groups; and should work to assure quality legal representation for children, parents and child welfare agencies.