Resources and information about attorneys' roles in representing children, parents, and child welfare agencies in child abuse and neglect cases.
Child Welfare Law and Practice: Representing Children, Parents, and State Agencies in Abuse, Neglect, and Dependency Cases
Duquette & Haralambie (2010, 2nd ed.)
Offers indepth analysis and instruction on the role and duties of attorneys in child welfare cases.
Legal Ethics in Child Welfare Cases
How to apply the spirit of the American Bar Association Model Rules of Professional Conduct to provide quality representation for parents, children, and families.
Legal Representation Study: Assessment of Appointed Representation in Texas Child-Protection Proceedings (PDF - 1423 KB)
Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families (2011)
Assesses the timing, methods, and duration of attorney appointments in child protection services cases.
Representation for Children and Parents in Dependency Proceedings (PDF - 179 KB)
Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care
Issues faced by those representing children and parents in dependency cases, including descriptions of existing programs and practice models for child and parent attorneys.
Representing Children, Families, and Agencies in Child Welfare, Juvenile Justice, Custody, and Adoption Proceedings: The 2004 Edition of the NACC Children's Law Manual Series
National Association of Counsel for Children (2004)
Includes 26 articles covering a wide range of children's legal issues, such as interviewing children with disabilities, children as witnesses, and creating youth peer courts.
Standards of Practice for Lawyers Representing Child Welfare Agencies (PDF - 295 KB)
American Bar Association (2004)
Standards to improve the quality of child welfare agency representation and uniformity of practice throughout the country.
State of the Art Advocacy for Children, Youth, and Families
Donnelly (Ed.) (2005)
Compilation of papers written for the National Association of Counsel for Children's 28th National Children's Law Conference in 2005; articles promote best practices in the representation of children, parents, and agencies.