California Juvenile Dependency Case Law Updates: 1991-2021

Rule 5.660(d)(1) defines competent dependency counsel as having, among other things, an adequate comprehension of the cases relevant to juvenile dependency proceedings. The Case Law Updates are summaries of most California appellate decisions on dependency law published since 1991, the year California’s current dependency system went into effect.

The Udpates are now available electronically for easy access. They are searchable and organized by subject matter (e.g., all section 300(a) cases together; all cases concerning placement and visitation together, etc.), making it easy fo counsel to quickly refamiliarize themselves with the applicable case law or to efficiently research the relevant cases to cite in briefs, oral argument, or memoranda of points and authorities. (Searchable pdf format. 20 Chapters. 1500+ pages)

The summaries are updated yearly to include the previous year's appellate decisions. Current subscribers get new editions at a nominal fee. Bulk purchases available.  For more information contact [email protected].

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Case Law Updates 1991-2021, Chapter 20-Appellate Procedure

Chapter 20 of California Juvenile Dependency Case Law Updates 1991-2021 is now available separately from the complete compendium. Contains summaries of most California appellate decisions since 1991 that address appellate procedure issues in juvenile dependency cases. Organized by topic (e.g. all waiver/forfeiture cases together, all substantial evidence standard case together, etc.), this product can substantially reduce your research time and direct you to the relevant cases that address your specific appellate issue. (Searchable pdf format, 180+ pages)

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