Week 6

Tuesday, 2/26

Child Sexual Abuse:

Maryland v. Craig, 497 U.S. 836 (1990;

Amirault I, Amirault II, Com. v. Johnson, 417 Mass. 498 (1994);

Com. v. Bergstrom, 402 Mass. 534(1988);

Com. v. Aviles, 461 Mass. 60 (2011);

Adoption of Kimberly, 414 Mass. 526 (1993);

Custody of Tracy, 31 Mass. App. Ct. 481 (1991);

Adoption of Carla, 416 Mass. 510 (1993);

C&P of Inga, 36 Mass. App.660 (1994).

Mass. Gen Laws ch. 233, sec. 81, 82, 83.

APPOINTING LEGAL COUNSEL FOR CHILDREN IN DOMESTIC RELATIONS AND CHILD DEPENDENCY PROCEEDINGS WHEN THERE ARE ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE, Paula Kaldis and Nora Sanchez, National Children’s Bench Book

http://www.publiccounsel.net/practice_areas/defender_links/deflinks1.html#AbuseSexual

 

 Thursday, 2/28

A Question of Law #4 – Sexual Abuse and Children

Role of Counsel:

When the child wants to return home;

Ethical Problem.

Performance standards:

Delinquency and criminal cases:

http://www.publiccounsel.net/practice_areas/yap%20pdf/juvenile_delinquency_youthful_offender_(trial_level).pdf

Child and Family Law cases:

http://www.publiccounsel.net/Private_Counsel_Manual/private_counsel_manual_pdf/chapters/chapter_4_sections/civil/trial_panel_standards.pdf

National Association of Counsel for Children:

http://www.naccchildlaw.org/

Children’s Attorneys—Should They Be Advocates or Champions?

The Role of Counsel for Children in Massachusetts, By The Honorable Jay D. Blitzman & Paula Kaldis Dickinson, Esq.


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