LA Supreme Court

Qualifications and Standards for Attorneys Representing Children in Need of Care – Reports Due January 31st

Since its enactment in 1974, CAPTA has required appointment of a “guardian ad litem” in “every case involving an abused or neglected child which results in a judicial proceeding.” States must meet this requirement, among others, in order to be … Read More

Together We Can Conference – We are Resilient: 20 Years Together for Children and Families

November 2-4, 2022 – Virtual Child Welfare Conference Conference Registration Booklet Register Now Together We Can is an annual multi-disciplinary conference that focuses on the children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The children may be in foster care, residential … Read More

Court Appointed Special Advocates: Becoming the “Chance” for Louisiana’s Youth

By Judge (Ret.) Kathleen Stewart Richey Lawyers understand the anxiety associated with going to court. Imagine being 7 years old, removed from your home by a child welfare worker and going to court alone! You are taken to a building … Read More