A Paradigm of Youth Client Satisfaction: Heightening Professional Responsibility for Children's Advocates

St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-68

Columbia Law School, Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 40, 2007

32 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2007

See all articles by Theresa A. Hughes

Theresa A. Hughes

St. John's University - School of Law

Abstract

This article examines a survey of client satisfaction completed by seventy-eight youth who have been involved in the New York State Family Court system. In considering youth client satisfaction, this article draws upon professional responsibility standards, looking at lawyers' current obligations. The discussion then turns to psychological literature regarding adolescent functions. And finally this essay concludes by suggesting that children's attorneys should have heightened professional obligations to attend to the principal aspects of representation which youth value most.

Suggested Citation

Hughes, Theresa A., A Paradigm of Youth Client Satisfaction: Heightening Professional Responsibility for Children's Advocates. St. John's Legal Studies Research Paper No. 06-68, Columbia Law School, Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 40, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=977472

Theresa A. Hughes (Contact Author)

St. John's University - School of Law ( email )

8000 Utopia Parkway
Jamaica, NY 11439
United States

Do you have a job opening that you would like to promote on SSRN?

Paper statistics

Downloads
146
Abstract Views
700
rank
233,022
PlumX Metrics