Enforcing a Right to Counsel for Children: The Time is Now
Every day children are removed from their homes and placed into state custody. Depending on the state in which they live, they may not be represented by a lawyer in life-impacting legal proceedings.
This presidential showcase program is slated to occur during the ABA Annual Meeting and will explore the role a lawyer should play for a child in dependency court under the ABA Model Rules of Professional Responsibility and what barriers exist to allowing lawyers to represent children.
Legal representation provides the child with a voice. It can be the difference between a future the child embraces and one they reject. For the children, the time is now. Please join us.
Co-sponsors: Section of Litigation, Criminal Justice Section, Standing Committee on Legal Aid & Indigent Defendants, Commission on Homelessness and Poverty, Commission on Youth at Risk, ABA Center on Children and the Law, Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, ABA Standing Committee on Specialization, Law Student Division, The Center for Professional Responsibility, General Practice, Solo, Small Firm Division, Health Law Section, Judicial Division and National Conference of Specialized Court Judges CLE Ethics credit will be offered.
Registration for the ABA Annual Meeting is required. To register visit: http://new.abanet.org/annual/pages/default.aspx
A limited number of scholarships are available. Please contact Cathy Krebs for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information visit: http://www.abanet.org/litigation/abaannual/programs.html#thursday