Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Lessons Learned Through Child Welfare Litigation

By Alet A. Brown – January 9, 2012
American Bar Association

 "...My experience with the clinic has shown me that child welfare litigation is not easy, but the difficulty it presented for me was what makes it such a special subset of legal advocacy. With each new client, it is so easy to fall into the trap of judgment. You can never understand the true value of your work, however, until you set aside your judgments and work toward the best possible representation of the child’s position. In the process, you will meet the “villains” who caused so much turmoil in the first place, and you may—though not always—discover there was no villainy, just life and its many twists and turns." FULL STORY

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