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Section Newsletter Articles From Kathryn Bischoff

Truancy—A view from Rockford By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, March 2009 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.
Interviewing children, Part II By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, September 2007 This article is part two of a two-part series begun last year containing practical tips for interviewing children.
Practice tips: Interviewing techniques for young children By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, December 2006 At the recent guardianship seminar sponsored by this section council one of the participants suggested additional training that would include interviewing techniques for children.
Age is not a factor in a Miranda inquiry By Catherine M. Ryan and Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, June 2004 On June 1, 2004, the United State Supreme Court issued one of its infrequent decisions on juvenile justice.
Second District addresses the court’s failure to admonish By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, October 2002 Two seemingly opposite opinions have recently been handed down by the Second District Appellate Court on the issue of disturbing a finding of unfitness based on the trial court's failure to admonish a parent to comply with the conditions of the DCFS service plan.
Message from the chair By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, July 2002 My year as chairman of the Section Council has passed very quickly.
From the chair By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, May 2002 Congratulations to our newsletter editor and co-editors: We are well on our way to publishing five editions this year! Stay tuned.
From the chair By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, October 2001 When I got "notice" from our newsletter editor that one of my responsibilities this year as chair of the section council was to write a column for each newsletter I was excited.
Case law update: abuse/neglect/dependency By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, June 2001 Respondent father appeals termination of his parental rights.
Case law update By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, December 2000 Mother's appeal from termination of her parental rights. Reversed and remanded.
Case law update: abuse/neglect By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, October 2000 The States' petition alleged the minors were neglected due to an environment injurious to their welfare.
Young Lawyer’s Section Wills Project By Kathryn Bischoff Young Lawyers Division, May 2000 The Wills Project through the Young Lawyer's Section is alive and doing well! We recently moved the location of the bi-monthly seminars from the Cornerstone Resources offices on Jefferson Street to Longwood Plaza
Case law update: abuse/neglect By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, April 2000 Respondent mother appealed a permanency order for one of her children to continue to be long-term foster care with the paternal grandmother.
Case Law Updates By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, February 2000 Mother appealed a termination of her parental rights. Appellate Court held the finding that mother had not made reasonable progress toward return of her children was against the manifest of the evidence. Reversed.
The many faces of lawyering for children—case law update By Kathryn Bischoff Child Law, February 1999 Minor was born cocaine exposed. In establishing a service plan the social worker assumed because mom had a drug addiction, dad did too.

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