Domestic Relations Child Representative
3 hour additional training
CVLS is appointed by Domestic Relations and Parentage judges to serve as child’s representative when parents cannot afford attorneys. As a child rep, you investigate the issues and parties, negotiate with them, enlist and recommend outside services when appropriate and advocate for the child in and out of court. These children, the subject of difficult, often bitter disputes in court, need advocates and the Court needs an independent, objective, experienced attorney to help it navigate conflicting versions of the children’s best interests.
Attorneys may be eligible to get on the court’s paid child representative roster after completing three pro bono child rep cases through CVLS.