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IPP Practice Advisories

Protecting Prudent Parent Placements

This practice advisory is for attorneys representing incarcerated parents in child custody proceedings that allege abandonment, child abuse, and/or child neglect.

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Ensuring Incarcerated Parents Meaningful Participation in CW Hearings

This practice advisory is for practitioners who defend incarcerated parents and their families against court intervention, and is intended to assist them in obtaining and ensuring meaningful participation of incarcerated parents i...

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Right to Counsel at Public Expense in WA State in Certain Child Custody Cases

This practice advisory is for attorneys defending indigent parents, legal guardians, and legal custodians in civil and criminal proceedings, when the child(ren) they are physically or legally responsible for become(s) subject to c...

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Early Childhood (Birth to Three) Court Programs

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys representing people Chapter 13.34 proceedings.

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2021 Legislation Related to Behavioral Health Resources for Children & Youth

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys representing people under the age of 18 years old in Title 13 RCW proceedings, Title 71 RCW proceedings, and in adult court proceedings or attorneys representing the parent of someo...

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Keeping Families Together Act

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceeding.

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2021 Legislation about Children and Youth Living in Institutional Settings

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys representing children and youth who are living in juvenile detention, a Juvenile Rehabilitation (JR) facility, or some other institutional setting; attorneys representing children a...

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2021 Legislation on Higher Education Access for Dependent Children & Youth

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceeding. During the 2021 session, the Washington State Legislature passed bills about access to postsecondary education for homeless and foster ...

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Pregnant and Postpartum Parent Protections and Supports

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in a Chapter 13.34 RCW proceedings. The Legislature enacted protections for pregnant and postpartum people and expanded access to healthcare for pregnant and postpartum p...

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Changes to the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdictional Enforcement Act

The practice advisory is primarily for attorneys practicing in juvenile court matters where their clients, whether a child or a parent, may be subject to a child custody determination made in a foreign country and may be subject t...

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