The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Child Law
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Newsletter articles from 2009
GAL appointment, now what?
You have just been appointed as a Guardian ad Litem in a Dissolution/Custody Case, an adoption case, a juvenile case, a guardianship case, now what?
A summary of recent legislation of interest to child law practitioners.
Performance-based model for residential services
A new law directs the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services to work with representatives of residential service providers and other state agencies to develop a performance-based model for these services.
“Safe haven” adoptions
If the practitioner receives a call from prospective adoptive parents, or from an agency, informing the practitioner that a baby had been abandoned pursuant to the Abandoned Newborn Infant Protection Act, what should the practitioner know and do?
Truancy—A view from Rockford
Rockford's Municipal Truancy Ordinance, enacted in January 2007, makes it unlawful for a student who is subject to compulsory education laws (age six through 16) to miss one or more periods of the school day without valid cause.