Dependency or Abuse/Neglect - Cases

  1. G.P. v. Marion Dep't of Child Services, -- N.E.3d ----, 2014 WL 982867 (Ind. 2014).

  2. In re C.M., No. 2011-0647 (N.H. 2012)

    1. Oral argument from In Re C.M. can be seen at

      Documents from In re C.M.:

      Parents' brief
      State's brief
      Reply brief
      NCCRC amicus brief
      NACC amicus brief
      ABA amicus brief

    2. Dan Gorenstein, Budget Cuts Threaten Parental Rights, New Hampshire Public Radio (Jan. 26, 2012), available at

    3. Dan Gorenstein, N.H. Parents On Their Own In Abuse, Neglect Cases, NPR (April 2, 2012), available at  

    4. Maddie Hanna, Attorneys for Needy Parents Cut, Concord Monitor (July 9, 2011), available at

    5. Holly Ramer, NH Court Considers Requiring Court-Appointed Counsel for Parents in Abuse, Neglect Cases, Associated Press (Mar. 13, 2012), available at

    6. Paula Tracy, State's Top Court weighs Right of Accused Parents to Counsel, New Hampshire Union Leader (Mar. 14, 2012), available at

    7. Debra Cassens Weiss, ABA Brief Supports Appointed Counsel for Indigent Parents in Abuse and Neglect Cases, ABA Journal (Dec. 14, 2011), available at

  3. In re J.A., No. 45134-4-II (Wash. App. 2014).

    Case docs:


    Redacted Motion for Discretionary Review

    Redacted Response to Motion for Discretionary Review

    Redacted Reply to Response

    Redacted Ruling Granting Discretionary Review

    Redacted Opening Brief

    Redacted Respondent's Brief

  4. In re the Dependency of E.H., 2010 WL 4900974 (Wash. App. 2010) (dependency).

  5. Kenny A. v. Perdue, 356 Supp.2d 1353 (N.D. Ga. 2005) (dependency). 

    1. Shalia Dewan, Abused Children Are Found Entitled to Legal Aid, New York Times (Feb. 9, 2005), available at