Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Should state guarantee counsel for indigent parents in abuse and neglect proceedings?
For decades poor parents in New Hampshire were provided lawyers if they could not afford them, but funding was cut during the last legislative session. The issue is now before the state's supreme court and the First Amendment Center is reporting today that the oral arguments on whether indigent parents have a right to court-appointed counsel in abuse and neglect proceedings will be open to the public. Unfortunately, I don't have the name of the case or any more information.