Ethics in Dependency Cases

OSB Standards for Representation in Juvenile Dependency Cases
These Standards apply to attorneys in juvenile dependency cases. They include detailed implementation guidelines and are organized to mirror the chronological progression of a dependency case.

By the Oregon State Bar, revised June 27, 2014.


Ethical Parent Representation
This issue brief discusses ethical dilemmas with regard to providing quality parent representation during the course of child welfare proceedings. For more information on the ethics of parent representation in dependency cases, consult this bibliography.


Guardians Ad Litem For Parents in Dependency and TPR Cases
Covers the ethical duties of a parent's attorney when the parent's competence to direct the case is questionable or challenged, and the role and obligation of the parent's guardian ad litem.

By The Oregon Child Advocacy Project, Professor Leslie J. Harris and Child Advocacy Fellows Colin Love-Geiger and Annette Smith, October 2008.