Raising the Bar for Lawyers Who Represent Children: ABA Standards of Practice for Custody Cases

Posted: 3 Aug 2017

Date Written: 2003

Abstract

This article chronicles how the new ABA Standards of Practice for Lawyers Who Represent Children in Custody Cases evolved over nearly ten years. These Custody Standards clarify the roles lawyers should play in representing children and, hopefully, will serve as a model for states looking to upgrade representation for children in custody disputes.

Keywords: Child Custody, Attorneys, Adopted Children, Child Custody Hearings, Guardian Ad Litem, Childrens Rights, Child Neglect, Child Abuse, Family Law, Child Welfare

Suggested Citation

Elrod, Linda D. Henry, Raising the Bar for Lawyers Who Represent Children: ABA Standards of Practice for Custody Cases (2003). Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 37, No. 2, 2003, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3012132

Linda D. Henry Elrod (Contact Author)

Washburn University - School of Law ( email )

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Topeka, KS 66621
United States
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(785) 231-1037 (Fax)

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