When a parent is charged with abuse or neglect, courts make decisions that can change a child’s life forever. But who represents the child in the court proceedings? What does “representing” a child even look like? Are legal skills necessary to such representation, or does “lawyering” get in the way?
In this program, two New York City-based attorneys for children, Carolyn Silvers and Meridith Sopher of The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice, examine the laws governing the representation of children in child welfare dependency proceedings and discuss why attorneys are critical to a just outcome in these cases.
Very interesting presentation.
These presenters were very careful in their advice, and I appreciate that. I have worked with many children over my 40 years in practice, and I agree with the advice and discussions in this program. Well worth the time.
Great course! lots of information!
Very good. Thank you.
This was one of the best CLEs I've listened to, on Lawline or anywhere. Substantive, thoughtful, engaging.
Content and discussion by presenter very good, dealing with legal issue and culture issues.
Presenters and format excellent.
This course is worth taking for just about any attorney, but especially for general practitioners.
Extremely knowledgeable, thoughtful presentation.
Instructive. Good conversational style between the two talented presenters.