I will be presenting a program on DYFS Defense Strategies to the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education (ICLE) on Saturday, May 8, 2010. The program will take place at the New Jersey Law Center.
Together with Beatrix Shear, Esq. of the Office of Parental Representation, I will be providing a comprehensive overview of strategies for defense counsel in matters initiated by the Division of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) – including trial techniques and evidence issues unique to DYFS cases.
For family lawyers, it is imperative that you understand the powers of the State of New Jersey to intercede in your clients’ lives when the welfare of a child is purportedly at risk. Without understanding what the State can and cannot do, your clients may face undo invasion by the government and a trampling of their fundamental liberties.
The written materials for the seminar will include sample motions, briefs and articles on the intricacies of trying cases in this specialized area of practice. The program will provide an invaluable benefit for attorneys – no matter your involvement in independent representation of parents in these cases.
For more information, visit the website for the New Jersey Institute of Continuing Legal Education – http://www.njicle.com/seminar.aspx?sid=1019.