Court Talk

Epi. 304: Family defenders, bringing a voice to parent representation in child welfare cases

April 20, 2018 Season 3 Episode 4
Court Talk
Epi. 304: Family defenders, bringing a voice to parent representation in child welfare cases
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Court Talk
Epi. 304: Family defenders, bringing a voice to parent representation in child welfare cases
Apr 20, 2018 Season 3 Episode 4
National Center for State Courts
Many people have heard of a guardian ad litem, a lawyer who represents the interest of a child in family court matters. But how about parent representation?
Show Notes

 Many people have heard of a guardian ad litem, a lawyer who represents the interest of a child in family court matters. But how about parent representation? It is what it sounds like, providing legal representation to families that can’t afford it, but it’s much less known. Carlyn Hicks, a senior staff attorney and clinical adjunct professor at Mission First Legal Aid Office at Mississippi College School of Law, is spearheading efforts to make parent representation in child welfare cases a reality for Mississippi families.