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Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Child Law Section

  • to inform all lawyers practicing in the areas impacting children including but not limited to juvenile justice and child protection law, adoption, education, guardianship, family law of the current and significant developments in those areas;
  • to review, monitor and propose legislation in all legal areas impacting children;
  • to enhance the professional skills of lawyers who practice in these areas through continuing legal education programs and publications; and
  • to provide a forum for all entities, lawyers and other interested parties to work for the refinement and improvement of laws and systems impacting children.

Recent Related Cases

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Child Custody  |  4th Dist.

Young v. Herman, 2018 IL App (4th) 170001 (January 3, 2018) McLean Co. (STEIGMANN) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Juvenile Sentencing  |  1st Dist.

In re R.H., 2017 IL App (1st) 171332 (December 29, 2017) Cook Co., 2d Div. (HYMAN) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Abuse and Neglect  |  1st Dist.

In re Zariyah A., 2017 IL App (1st) 170971 (December 29, 2017) Cook Co., 1st Div. (MIKVA) Reversed and remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Juveniles  |  1st Dist.

In re Gabriel W., 2017 IL App (1st) 172120 (December 28, 2017) Cook Co.,4th Div. (GORDON) Affirmed in part and vacated in part.

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Confrontation  |  4th Dist.

In re T.Z., 2017 IL App (4th) 170545 (December 21, 2017) Champaign Co. (KNECHT) Reversed and remanded.