Giving Back: Representing a Dependent Child

Paula A. Velazquez
Dependency proceedings involve the court’s jurisdiction over children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.

Dependency proceedings involve the court’s jurisdiction over children who have been abused, neglected, or abandoned.

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Pro bono representation of a dependent child makes an enormous difference in both the child’s life and the lawyer’s life. Whether it’s handling a trial in a dependency case, an evidentiary hearing, or an appeal, you will add valuable legal experience to your resume, and become more confident and passionate about the practice of law while also giving a voice to a dependent child.

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