Juvenile Law - Trial Issues When Representing Parents In A Child Protection Case

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This course will cover issues arising in a Child Protection trial including: a discussion of the critical decision to stipulate versus having a full hearing (which covers client capacity issues), witness preparation, whether or not to call client as witness, outcries by minors and hearsay protection at trial. This course provides a fundamental overview of the process and procedure of trial issues when representing parents in a child protection case. This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the laws and strategic considerations in representing parents in child custody case and examines whether the minor was abused, neglected or dependent, the governing law, what is a Prima Facie cases under 705 ILCS 405/2-18(2)(a)-(k), Definitions of Abuse & Neglect under 705 ILCS 405/2-3 and trial considerations of each of these.


Total Hours
Family Law Hours