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Legal Briefs in child welfare

Postby Marina » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:51 pm

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Legal Briefs in Child Welfare

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brief_(law)

A brief (Latin "brevis", short) is a written legal document used in various legal adversarial systems that is presented to a court arguing why the party to the case should prevail.





http://www.unc.edu/iogtest/programs/dss ... elfare.pdf

THE CHILD WELFARE BRIEF

The information presented in this document is intended to assist attorneys representing
local Departments of Social Services in North Carolina in their preparation of responsive
appellate briefs in child welfare cases.

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Postby Marina » Mon Jan 18, 2010 9:21 pm

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Example of a brief in a child adoption case

http://www.courts.mo.gov/SUP/index.nsf/ ... _brief.pdf

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Brief Bank

http://www.ncids.org/

Indigent Defense Services

Click the option for Brief Bank


http://www.ncids.org/Parent%20Represent ... mePage.htm

Click the option for
PARENT REPRESENTATION BRIEF BANK INDEX

82.00 TERMINATION OF PARENTAL RIGHTS
82.01 Subject Matter Jurisdiction

82.01.a Subject Matter Jurisdiction-Interstate Issues. 7B-1101
82.01.b Subject Matter Jurisdiction-Defective Summons. 7B-1106
82.01.c Subject Matter Jurisdiction-Summons not issued. 7B-1106
82.01.d Subject Matter Jurisdiction-Petition defects. 7B-1104
82.01.e Subject Matter Jurisdiction-Other. 7B-1101
82.02 Personal Jurisdiction
82.02.a Personal Jurisdiction. 7B-1106
82.02.b Personal Jurisdiction-Out of state Respondent. 7B-1101
82.03 Appointment of Counsel. 7B-1106(b), 7B-1106.1(b), 7B-1109(b)
82.04 GAL for Parent. 7B-1101.1
82.04.a GAL for Parent- Actions before 10/1/05
82.04.b GAL for Parent- Actions after 10/1/05
82.05 GAL for Juvenile. 7B-1108(b)-(d)
82.06 Petition/Motion to Terminate. 7B-1102, 7B 1103, 7B-1104
82.06.a Petition/Motion to Terminate-Delay in Filing. 7B-907(e)
82.06.b Petition/Motion to Terminate-Standing. 7B-1103
82.06.c Petition/Motion to Terminate-Verification. 7B-1104
82.06.d Petition/Motion to Terminate-Contents. 7B-1104
82.06.e Petition/Motion to Terminate-Summons. 7B-1106(b)(5), 7B-1109
82.06.f Petition/Motion to Terminate-Notice. 7B-1106.1(b)(5), 7B-1109
82.06.g Petition/Motion to Terminate-Answer.7B-1106(b), 7B-1106.1(b), 7B-1108.
82.07 Preliminary Hearing and Matters: 7B-1108(b)
82.08 Adjudication Hearing - Procedural Issues
82.08.a Adjudication Hearing-Notice. 7B-1106(b)(5), 7B-1106.1(b)(5), 7B-1109
82.08.b Adjudication Hearing-Delay in Holding Hearing. 7B-1109(a)
82.08.c Adjudication Hearing-Need to Present Evidence. 7B-1107, 7B-1109(e)
82.08.d Adjudication Hearing-Continuances. 7B-1109(d)
82.09 Rules of Evidence
82.09.a Rules of Evidence Article I - General Provisions
82.09.b Rules of Evidence Article II - Judicial Notice.
82.09.c Rules of Evidence Article III - Presumptions in Civil Cases.
82.09.d Rules of Evidence Article IV - Relevancy.
82.09.e Rules of Evidence Article V - Privileges.
82.09.f Rules of Evidence Article VI - Witnesses.
82.09.g Rules of Evidence Article VII - Opinions & Expert Testimony.
82.09.h Rules of Evidence Article VIII - Hearsay.
82.09.i Rules of Evidence Article IX - Authentication & Identification.
82.09.j Rules of Evidence Article X - Writings, Recordings & Photographs.
82.10 Grounds for Termination. 7B-1111
82.10.a Grounds for Termination-Abuse. 7B-1111(a)(1)
82.10.b Grounds for Termination-Neglect. 7B-1111(a)(1)
82.10.c Grounds for Termination-Willfully Leaving in Foster Care. 7B-1111(a)(2)
82.10.d Grounds for Termination-Child Support. 7B-1111(a)(3)
82.10.e Grounds for Termination-Child Support with Prior Decree. 7B-1111(a)(4)
82.10.f Grounds for Termination-Failure to Establish Paternity. 7B-1111(a)(5)
82.10.g Grounds for Termination-Incapacity. 7B-1111(a)(6)
82.10.h Grounds for Termination-Abandonment. 7B-1111(a)(7)
82.10.i Grounds for Termination-Crime Against Another Child. 7B-1111(a)(8)
82.10.j Grounds for Termination-Prior TPR: 7B-1111(a)(9)
82.10.k Grounds for Termination-Incarceration
82.11 Disposition: 7B-1110
82.11.a Disposition-pre-10/1/05
82.11.b Disposition-post-10/1/05
82.12 Order: 7B-1109(e)
82.12.a Order-Signing or Entry of Order.
82.12.b Order-Standard of Proof. 7B-1109(f), 7B-1110, 7B-111(b)
82.12.c Order-Preparation. 7B-1109(e)
82.12.d Order-Inadequate Findings of Fact/Conclusions of Law.
82.12.e Order-Grounds Not Alleged In Petition
82.12.f Order-Delay in Entry. 7B-1109(e)
82.13 Appeal. 7B-1001
82.13.a Appeal-Proper Parties. 7B-1102
82.13.b Appeal-Notice. 7B-1001(b), 7B-1001(c)
82.13.c Post Appeal Issues - Trial Court. 7B-1003
82.13.d Post Appeal Issues - Appellate Courts.
82.14 Anders-Type Briefs
82.15 Ceasing Reunification as part of TPR Appeal
82.16 Constitutional Issues.
82.17 Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
82.18 Judges
82.19 Parent as Appellee
82.20 Standards of Review

97.00 ABUSE, NEGLECT, AND DEPENDENCY
97.01 Adjudication-Procedural Issues. 7B-800, 7B-802, 7B-805, 7B-807

97.02 Adjudications and Dispositions -Timelines. 7B-801(c), 7B-807, 7B-905
97.03 Authority over parents. 7B-904
97.04 Civil Child Custody Order. 7B-911
97.05 Constitutional issues
97.06 Continuances. 7B-803
97.07 Corporal punishment
97.08 Discovery 7B-700
97.09 Disposition hearing. 7B-901
97.10 Dispositional alternatives. 7B-903
97.11 Domestic violence
97.12 Evidentiary Issues/Adjudicatory Hearing-Sufficiency of Evidence. 7B-802, 7B-804, 7B-805, 7B-807
97.13 Guardian ad Litem for Parent. 7B-602
97.14 Interference with assessment. 7B-303
97.15 Intervention
97.16 Jurisdiction-Pleading and Process
97.17 Jurisdiction-Interstate Issues
97.18 Jurisdiction-Retention and termination. 7B-201
97.19 Parent as appellee
97.20 Permanency Planning Hearing. 7B-907
97.21 Judges
97.22 Post appeal issues-appellate court
97.23 Post appeal issues-trial court
97.24 Right to Counsel/Ineffective Assistance of Counsel. 7B-602
97.25 Reasonable Efforts
97.26 Local Court Rules
97.27 Review Hearings. 7B-906
97.28 Standards of Review
97.29 Rights of Parent vs. Status of Child
97.30 Visitation





We are in the process of bringing additional topics into this brief bank. Meanwhile, please refer to the Brief Bank maintained by the Office of the Appellate Defender for the following topics.




2.00 APPEALS
18.00 CONTINUANCE
19.00 COUNSEL FOR THE ACCUSED

30.00 EVIDENCE
31.00 EXPERT WITNESS (also see EVIDENCE)
46.00 JUDGES
47.00 JUDGMENT AND COMMITMENT
89.00 JURISDICTION
64.00
PROCEEDING PRO SE

78.00 SEQUESTRATION
104.00 STANDARDS OF REVIEW
84.00 VENUE

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Postby Marina » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:09 pm

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http://www.jfcadvocacy.org/amicus-briefs.asp

Brief Bank - Justice for Children

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Postby Marina » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:11 pm

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http://www.innocencenetwork.org/briefbank.php

Briefs - Innocence network

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Postby Marina » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:19 pm

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http://www.supreme.courts.state.tx.us/e ... 30701x.pdf

IN THE INTEREST OF J. L., A CHILD
Appellant
v
THE STATE OF TEXAS
Appellee

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Postby Marina » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:21 pm

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http://michaelguth.com/briefii.htm

Child Support Brief

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