Emily Kaplan Serves on ABA Panel on Representing Very Young Children
FRIDAY, MAY 22, 2015

Emily Kaplan, a Supervising Attorney in the JRP Queens Office, will service on a panel June 9 sponsored by the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation, Children's Rights Litigation Committee.

The title of the panel is Representing Very Young Children: What Does Zealous Advocacy Look Like? The panel will discuss will discuss providing legal representation to very young children (0-5) in dependency cases presents unique challenges. How does a lawyer represent a child who has limited language skills? What legal interests or rights does a lawyer protect? In states with a guardian ad litem model of representation, how do lawyers advocate for a very young child's best interests? Panelists will address these questions by discussing what lawyers in different states and systems are actually doing to provide zealous advocacy to some of our most vulnerable clients in juvenile court.