Dependency or Abuse/Neglect - Law Review Articles and Treatises

  1. Michael Dale & Louis Reidenberg, The Kids Aren't Alright: Every Child Should Have An Attorney in Child Welfare Proceedings in Florida, 36 Nova L. Rev. 345 (Spring 2012).

  2. Donald N. Duquette, Legal Representation for Children in Protection Proceedings: Two Distinct Lawyer Roles Are Required, 34 Fam. L.Q. 441 (2000).

  3. Judge Leonard Edwards, Engaging Fathers in the Child Protection Process: The Judicial Role, Juv. and Fam. Ct. J. (2009), available at

  4. Linda D. Elrod, Client-Directed Lawyers for Children: It Is the "Right" Thing to Do, 27 Pace L. Rev. 869 (2007), available at

  5. Barbara Glesner Fines, Almost Pro-Bono: Judicial Appointments of Attorneys in Juvenile and Child Dependency Actions, 72 UMKC L. Rev. 337 (2003), available at

  6. Shireen Husain, A Voice For The Voiceless: A Child's Right To Legal Representation In Dependency Proceedings, 79 Geo. Wash. L. Rev. 232 (Nov. 2010), available at

  7. Ira Lustbader and Erik Pitchal, Implementation of the Right to Counsel for Children in Juvenile Court Dependency Proceedings: Lessons From Kenny A, 36 Nova L. Rev. 407 (Spring 2012).

  8. Suparna Malempati, Beyond Paternalism: The Role of Counsel for Children in Abuse and Neglect Proceedings, 11 U. N.H. L. Rev. 97, 99 (2013), available at

  9. Suparna Malempati, The Illusion of Due Process for Children in Dependency Proceedings, 44 Cumb. L. Rev. 181 (2013-14).

  10. Note: Child Neglect: Due Process for the Parent, 70 Columbia Law Review 465 (1970).

  11. Erik Pitchal, Children's' Constitutional Rights to Counsel in Dependency Cases, 15 Temp. Pol. & Civ. Rts. L. Rev. 663 (2005-2006).

  12. Jacob Ethan Smiles, A Child's Due Process Right to Legal. Counsel in Abuse and Neglect Dependency Proceedings, 37 Fam. L.Q. 485 (2003).

  13. Elizabeth Thornton and Betsy Gwin, High-Quality Legal Representation for Parents in Child Welfare Cases Results in Improved Outcomes for Families and Potential Cost Savings, Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 46 Issue 1, p139-154 (Spring 2012), available at

  14. LaShanda Taylor, A Lawyer for Every Child: Client-Directed Representation in Dependency Cases, 47 Fam. Ct. Rev. 605 (2009),  available at

  15. Lois A. Weinberg, Carl Weinberg & Nancy M. Shea, Advocacy's Role in Identifying Dysfunctions in Agencies Serving Abused and Neglected Children, 2 Child Maltreatment 212 (1997), available at