NACC Call for Abstracts Due January 31st

NACC seeks abstracts for its 47th National Child Welfare Law Conference: The annual conference is an opportunity for us to bring together professionals from child welfare law and intersecting fields and further NACC’s mission through the exchange of ideas, information, … Read More

The Supreme Court leaves Indian Child Welfare Act intact

In a major victory for Native American rights, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday upheld key provisions of the Indian Child Welfare Act, a law enacted 45 years ago to remedy decades of past government abuse. By a 7-2 vote, … Read More

Court Jurisdiction and Venue for Adoption Petitions

This publication presents an overview of State statutes that designate the appropriate jurisdiction and venue for adoption proceedings. Jurisdiction refers to the type of court that has the authority to hear adoption cases; venue refers to the geographic location of … Read More

Inspired by ‘Youth Stories,’ a Bill of Rights for Foster Kids is Now Louisiana Law

BY BLAKE PATERSON | STAFF WRITERPUBLISHED JUL 6, 2021 AT 3:30 PM | UPDATED JUL 6, 2021 AT 4:02 PM The Advocate Newspaper – Baton Rouge, LA Before entering foster care, Aliyah Zeien spent every morning helping her sisters get … Read More


What You Need to Know About Child in Need of Care Cases in Louisiana (Quick Guide)

Authored By: Lagniappe Law Lab The information in this post is from the Louisiana Bar Foundation and its Lagniappe Law Lab. Link to site. The step by step chart is very short and direct – worth a quick review! Infographic: … Read More