Washington Supreme Court rules kids don’t have a right to a lawyer in dependency hearings

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Washington Supreme Court rules kids don’t have a right to a lawyer in dependency hearings

October 4, 2018 | Christine Clarridge | Seattle Times
In so ruling, the majority court also established criteria for family court judges to consider when deciding whether to appoint an attorney to children who are involved in dependency cases.
Tags: Children & Juvenile | Civil Right to Counsel

Study: Juvenile justice in Arizona suffers from uneven legal representation, high fees

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Study: Juvenile justice in Arizona suffers from uneven legal representation, high fees

September 25, 2018 | Mary Jo Pitzl | Arizona Republic
Although legal representation is supposed to be free for indigent families, "nothing in juvenile court is free — not the attorney, probation, shelter care, detention, treatment or other ordered services," according to the report.
Tags: Children & Juvenile | Civil Right to Counsel

Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

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Can’t Afford a Lawyer?

July 18, 2018 | Christie Thompson | Marshall Project
Civil representation is too expensive for many, but Washington state has one solution.
Tags: Access to Justice | Civil Right to Counsel | Limited License Legal Technician