Who can use it?
Lawyers and judges who register as users can use F4CF. Lawyers who represent any party in dependency proceedings, or children in any forum, are invited to join. Lawyers who are willing to volunteer their time to represent children or assist other lawyers are also welcome. Active and retired judges with an interest in children’s issues are also invited to participate.
What does it cost?
There is no charge to participate.
How do I sign up?
Email to obtain registration information.
How do I request that F4CF include materials that I need?
Send requests for items you would like to see to .
How do I submit materials for consideration?
Send documents, pleadings, motions, briefs, articles, research papers, or any other material you think your colleagues can benefit from to .
Doesn’t Florida Center for Child Welfare already cover this?
While there may be a little overlap in written resources, the USF website and F4CF are significantly different. F4CF provides sources specifically geared to the research needs of lawyers and judges. It provides communication tools that create an online community. Where appropriate, F4CF will direct users to the excellent resources on the USF website.
Why does it include all lawyers?
Children get better outcomes when all the lawyers and judges involved in their cases have the best information and expertise available to them. Information is viewable by all members, so while it can help you find someone to strategize with, you must presume that posted information will be viewed by opposing counsel.
Is it public record?
F4CF does not create or hold public records. Government employees who participate remain subject to public record laws.