Dependency Legal News: 2019 Year in Review

February 27, 2020 Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Margaret Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH). ATTORNEYS FEES In re Nicole S. (2019) 39 Cal.App.5th 91—Attorney fees are not recoverable in a dependency proceeding. The juvenile court did not err in concluding that section 1021.5 does not apply in juvenile dependency cases because section…

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Dependency Legal News

Vol. 16, No. 3: February 25, 2020 Written by: Stacie Hendrix (SH), Nancy Sariñana (NS), Margaret Lee (ML), Kristin Hallak (KH).       NEW DEPENDENCY CASELAW  Notice – Incarcerated Parents; Right to Counsel In re A.J. – filed 12/24/2019; Cert. for Publ. 1/23/2020; Second Dist., Div. Five Docket No. B297762 Link to case: https://www.courts.ca.gov/opinions/documents/B297762.PDF AN INCARCERATED PARENT’S LACK OF PROPER NOTICE FOR…

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CLC Hosts 14th Annual Adopt-a-Family Program

February 14, 2020FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEContact: Leslie Heimov (323) 980-1700 LOS ANGELES (FEBRUARY 14, 2020) – In 2006, with the intention of bringing holiday joy to some of the neediest children in the Los Angeles and Sacramento foster care systems, Children’s Law Center of California developed a small gift-giving holiday program. The first Adopt-A-Family event yielded…

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Los Angeles County Fails to Provide Details about Another Child Death in the Antelope Valley

Late last month, another young child involved with Los Angeles County’s child welfare system died in the Antelope Valley under unknown circumstances. Unlike the headline-grabbing cases of other children dying at the hands of a parent, 19-month-old Joseph Chacon was found unresponsive in a car seat inside his foster mother’s vehicle. The lack of information about…

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