Washington State Supreme Court
Why The Washington State Supreme Court Got It Wrong on Lawyers for Kids
Over the past year, there has been increased attention on the right to legal representation for children who have been separated from their families at our borders. Images and stories of young children attending court hearings alone, without an attorney, have been shared by media outlets all over the world.
Washington High Court Limits Lawyers for Foster Youth, Bans Juvenile Life Without Parole
Not all children in child welfare cases in Washington state are entitled to a lawyer to represent them in dependency court, according to a ruling earlier this month from a divided Washington State Supreme Court.