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Child Law

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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

Abuse and Neglect  |  3d Dist.

In re P.J., 2018 IL App (3d) 170539 (April 4, 2018) Peoria Co. (McDADE) Reversed and remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Criminal

Juvenile Court Act  |  2d Dist.

People v. M.R., 2018 IL App (2d) 170342 (March 21, 2018) Winnebago Co. (McLAREN) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Abuse and Neglect  |  3d Dist.

In re M.T., 2018 IL App (3d) 170009 (March 21, 2018) Peoria Co. (McDADE) Vacated and remanded.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Abuse and Neglect  |  3d Dist.

In re L.W., 2018 IL App (3d) 170405 (March 21, 2018) Tazewell Co. (CARTER) Affirmed.

Illinois Appellate Court / Civil

Child Custody  |  5th Dist.

In re Custody of R.W., 2018 IL App (5th) 170377 (February 28, 2018) St. Clair Co. (CHAPMAN) Affirmed and vacated.