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Newsletter Articles From 2019

Case law update By Susan Brazas Goldberg April 2019 Highlights of important appellate court decisions issued over the past few months in the area of child law.
Case note: In re N.B. By Judge Robert J. Anderson April 2019 A summary of In re N.B.
Foreword By Matthew Kaplan February 2019 Matthew Kaplan remembers Mark Simmons, former vice chair and Child Law Section Council member, who passed away in December.
The Germanic system of justice: Learning about an approach focused on human dignity By Elizabeth Clarke April 2019 An overview of Germany's approach to juvenile justice and how it compares to Illinois'.
The Juvenile Defender Pilot Program By Elizabeth Clarke and Mark Hassakis February 2019 An overview of the Juvenile Defender Pilot Program.
Legal memorandum regarding a non-parent’s petition for allocation of parental responsibilities By Athina Pentsou February 2019 A look at whether a third party may file a petition for allocation of parental responsibilities under the Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act.
Note from the editor By Marc A. Bangser April 2019 An introduction to the issue from the editor, Marc A. Bangser.
Note from the editor By Marc A. Bangser February 2019 A note from the editor, Marc A. Bangser.
Raising ‘free-range children’: The role of substitute care By Leah Douglas April 2019 This article uses "free-range parenting" as a backdrop for a critique on how families get tangled in a system often unresponsive to the needs of children despite its mission of protecting them.
The rebuttable presumption of depravity in the Adoption Act: A closer look By Judge Martin Mengarelli April 2019 There is a great deal of confusion around the concept of the rebuttable presumption of depravity as it relates to unfitness under the Adoption Act.
Spotlight on Amanda Highlander By Missy Greathouse April 2019 An interview with Child Law Section Council Member Amanda Highlander.
Spotlight on Hon. Martin J. Mengarelli By Amanda G. Highlander February 2019 A spotlight on Judge Martin Mengarelli, a career-long member of the Illinois State Bar Association.
Why working in child law really matters (and how I got my start) By Judge Robert J. Anderson April 2019 Judge Robert Anderson reflects on his work in child law.