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California Juvenile Dependency Case Law Updates: 1991-2020

An electronic version of California Juvenile Dependency Case Law Updates: 1991-2020.

Find all the case law you need to address a particular issue in one place! Jan Sherwood has been summarizing juvenile dependency case law since 1991, the year California’s current dependency system went into effect. The summaries are now available electronically for you to download 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 easier to find the case law that discusses the issues you are seeking to address. Get your copy now. (Searchable pdf format. 20 Chapters. 1600+ pages. Click here to see table of contents.)

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