Publications

Section Newsletter Articles on Child Abuse

Prenatal drug use: Functionalistic vs. formalistic approaches By Heather A. Abell Women and the Law, June 2013 Will a mother’s prenatal drug use result in a finding of child abuse or neglect once the fetus is born?
Forfeiture by wrongdoing and the Illinois Rules of Evidence By Patrick M. Kinnally Civil Practice and Procedure, November 2011 Forfeiture by wrongdoing should no longer be a doctrine which is only applicable in our state criminal trial courts. New rules can create imaginative ways of thinking and litigating for civil practitioners who use them.
Class action challenges Illinois DCFS investigators’ threats in the United States Supreme Court By Angela Peters Family Law, March 2008 In 1997, a class of parents and child-serving professionals filed a lawsuit against the Department of Children and Family Services, seeking extensive reform of DCFS investigations, based on violations of due process.
Obtaining law enforcement records: Remember the Daniels case By Matthew A. Kirsh Family Law, October 2007 Imagine you represent children whose mother is accusing the father of sexual abuse.