21 ABA Journal Children's Rights articles.
At age 15, Chelsea Filer tried to run away and live with her grandparents. A couple of weeks later, two large men, who worked with a transport company hired by her mother, woke her up in the middle of the night. The men took her across the border to a private residential school and treatment center in Mexico. “When children are legally kidnapped and trafficked across state or border lines, they lose their rights and any protections from the jurisdiction of their home state,” says Filer, who is now a youth rights advocate in Sacramento, California.
Aug 1, 2021 3:30 AM CDT
States have filed more than 250 bills affecting LGBTQ people this year—including more than 120 anti-trans bills. Opponents say the proposed legislation promotes discrimination and prejudice and could negatively impact trans youths’ mental health.
Aug 1, 2021 1:50 AM CDT
Family law could look very different in the near future, especially for nontraditional families, who are concerned that their protections may not be as secure. This is why many estate planners are advising that these clients create and make changes to their legal documents stat.
Aug 1, 2021 1:20 AM CDT
SCOTUS tosses suit over child slavery in Ivory Coast
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that Nestlé USA and Cargill can’t be sued here under the Alien Tort Statute for…
Jun 17, 2021 3:48 PM CDT
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Jun 4, 2021 12:24 PM CDT
For parents and their children, the child welfare legal system can be confusing and intimidating. That’s where a good lawyer comes in.
Jun 1, 2021 12:20 AM CDT
May 11, 2021 2:36 PM CDT
Apr 22, 2021 11:43 AM CDTApril 12 decision by the top court in Massachusetts.
Apr 14, 2021 4:31 PM CDT
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Mar 4, 2021 2:50 PM CST
Panel recommends judge’s removal for school-dispute conduct
A judicial ethics panel has recommended removal of a judge in Union County, New Jersey, based on her conduct after her children’s Catholic…
Feb 5, 2021 4:18 PM CST
After hearing about child care concerns from a campus parent group, the University of New Mexico School of Law School convinced the state in September to change a child care subsidy rule, which until then prohibited eligibility for graduate and postgraduate students.
Dec 15, 2020 8:47 AM CST
Leslie Margolis once represented a 7-year-old child in foster care who had been restrained more than 147 times by his school’s staff. Margolis shared the story with the House of Delegates at the ABA Annual Meeting as it considered a trio of resolutions related to the well-being and rights of children and youth.
Oct 1, 2020 12:30 AM CDT