Legal Needs of Children
The scope and function of the Legal Needs of Children Committee are to find ways to implement the recommendations of The Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children. The committee monitors and often influences the legislative process where the legal needs of children are concerned. The committee also studies developments in this specialized area of practice of the law and keeps members of the bar informed of significant developments in this practice area through periodic updates. The committee meets regularly each year for its business meetings, to consider current issues and to share new information related to this distinctive practice area.
The Florida Bar Commission on the Legal Needs of Children released its Final Report in June 2002. The Legal Needs of Children Committee, itself, has separately produced practice guidelines for attorneys who work in the fields of Dependency (2006) and Delinquency (2010). Although these guidelines are not approved by the Bar’s governing board, and are thus non-binding, they have been most helpful to children’s attorneys throughout the state. These documents are presently being updated and will be posted on this site again soon.
2013-2014 Legal Needs of Children Committee
Staff Contact Paul Hill