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Legal Issues in State Initiated Child Abuse and Neglect Cases
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Presented by ABA's Solo, Small Firm & General Practice Division - Overloading a state's child welfare system can contribute to the destruction of that very system, making it harder to protect children in danger and harming children when they are unnecessarily removed from their parents. The panelists, including Great Falls lawyer Travis Cushman, will discuss what high-quality legal representation for parents and children means and the ABA tools available to assist your practice in this area.

4/14/2020
When: Tuesday, April 14, 2020
11:00 AM
Where: United States

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Legal Issues in State Initiated Child Abuse and Neglect Cases

Presented by the American Bar Association's Solo, Small Firm and General Practice Division. Co-sponsored by the State Bar of Montana

Approved in Montana for 1.0 credit hours

Free for ABA members, and Montana attorneys register at the discounted rate of $25 by using the code WPD20E

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Learn about state-initiated child abuse and neglect cases and the different parties an attorney can represent. Understand why it is important for attorneys and judges to be a check on their state’s child protection system. Overloading a state's child welfare system can contribute to the destruction of the system, which makes it harder to protect children in real danger and causes harm to children when they are unnecessarily removed from their parents.


Our speakers will review state initiatives and federal laws impacting the current child welfare system and how different states are implementing federal policy to improve the representation of children and parents. Finally, you will hear all about what high-quality legal representation for parents and children is and the different ABA tools available to assist attorneys in this legal area.

By the end of the program you will have learned:

  • How to identify state-initiated child abuse and neglect cases and the different parties an attorney can represent.
  • Why it’s important for attorneys and judges to be a check on their state’s child protection system.
  • How overloading a state system can contribute to the destruction of the system and make it harder to help and protect children in real danger.
  • About the kinds of harm that can occur to children when they are unnecessarily removed from their parents.
  • Which state initiatives and federal laws impact the current child welfare system and how different states are implementing Federal policy to improve the representation of children and parents.
  • What high-quality legal representation for parents and children is and the different ABA tools available to assist attorneys in this legal area.