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Standing Committees
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 PDF document opens in new window in June 2002. The Legal Needs of Children Committee, itself, has separately produced practice guidelines for attorneys who work in the fields of Dependency PDF document opens in new window (2006) and Delinquency PDF document opens in new window (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.

2013-2014 Legal Needs of Children Committee

Staff Contact    Paul Hill

William W Booth Chair West Palm Beach  2015
Tamara Ilene Gray Vice Chair Miami  2015
Jodi Seitlin Vice Chair Jacksonville  2015
Eric Lynn Meeks Board Liaison Cincinnati  2014
Mariam Ahmedani Washington  2014
Lillian Maria Arango Coral Gables  2016
James Argento Tavares  2016
Loreal Antwanette Arscott Miami  2015
Keisha Ann Bell Saint Petersburg  2016
Celena Bibbins-Nash Ft Lauderdale  2016
Barbara Burch Briggs West Palm Beach  2014
Mary Terpstra Cagle Miami  2014
Sui Chung Miami  2014
Coravious Latrez Cowart Orlando  2016
Elizabeth Walker Finizio Fort Lauderdale  2016
Jennifer Frericks Wildwood  2016
Ronald Bart Gilbert Miami  2014
Debra Elizabeth Gotlib Palm Beach Gardens  2015
Kristen Krueger Griswold Tallahassee  2014
Susan Taylor Guttmann Pensacola  2015
Rebecca Lynn Hill Vero Beach  2014
Scott M Janowitz Coral Gables  2014
Losmin Jimenez Miami  2015
Bonita E Jones Peabody Miami  2015
Robert William Mason Jacksonville  2015
Susan Bueme Maulucci Bradenton  2016
Pauline Wilcox McIntyre Casselberry  2015
Kelly Jo McKibben Viera  2014
Melissa Bott Medrano Fort Lauderdale  2016
Stephen James Nelson Clearwater  2015
Charlyne Michelle Patterson Fort Lauderdale  2016
Jennifer Rebeca Perez Alonso Miami  2014
Karen Lynn Persis Orlando  2015
Kathryn E. Pugh Fort Myers  2015
Meshon Trinette Rawls Gainesville  2015
Robin L Rosenberg Tampa  2016
Paula Price Shea Clearwater  2016
Kanisha Shermell Taylor Ft Lauderdale  2016
Natalie P Thomas Tampa  2016
Jennifer Marie Voss Tampa  2016
Tanya T. Williams Miami  2015

Legal Needs of Children Committee Web Page

[Revised: 7-1-2013]