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Afraid to immunize? Judges may view your reluctance sternly
With so many COVID-related deaths, should the aim of our judiciary–particularly in the domestic relations and criminal courts–be, in part, to require COVID vaccines to preserve life and liberty?
Dealing with doomsday justice system colleagues and officials
For it to function properly, an independent judiciary and justice system must resist being a politicized one
Vaccinating Children in State Care: What Happens to the Rights of Biological Parents to Consent?
In today’s COVID-19 environment, under what circumstances can the state preempt the parent or guardian’s medical decision-making authority regarding children regarding getting vaccinated?
How Much Weight Does a Social Worker's Opinion Carry in Court?
Social workers are often overworked and underpaid. Nonetheless, they must make time to practice to be prepared for court.
Attorneys May Suffer Consequences for Using Their Clients' Ill-Gotten Evidence
Do we ask our clients where and how they obtained evidence when they mysteriously present emails between their spouse (whose interests are adversarial to their own) in the future? Likely, we must—to avoid just the type of ...
Terminating Parental Rights When a Child Has Special Needs
Few areas of family law are as bristling with risk and the potential for appeal as a petition to terminate parental rights. When the child involved has special needs, the child may be particularly imperiled if proper ...
Can ‘cruel treatment’ impact property division in divorce?
It seems to happen more often than not that a potential new client seeking a divorce alludes to cruel treatment by their spouse. Tennessee Williams wrote: “All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.” ...
Reunification therapy: What's a court and a therapist to do?
When parents separate or divorce, harsh feelings are sometimes part of the process. Sadly, those negative emotions can impact their children. While it has sometimes been referred to as parental alienation, it is common ...
Applying Federal Rules of Evidence to sexual abuse cases can be a nuanced undertaking
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Because sexual abuse may often involve only the two people who know what really happened, numerous legal issues will be at the heart of formal judicial proceedings. Credibility and clarity are paramount. Society, the ...
Parents need to be on their best behavior during the pendency of a child termination suit
For child welfare agencies across the United States, it’s the ultimate measure to use against parents—termination of their parental rights (TPR). Used when there are serious concerns about abuse or neglect, the procedures ...