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The Ins and Outs of Minor’s Counsel

12:15 PM - 1:15 PM
Registration Closes:
divorce Learn what every family law attorney should expect when handling a case involving minor’s counsel. Speakers Erlinda Castro and Carole Raimondi will answer questions and provide insight into the entire process based on their years of experience representing children in family law cases.

This program will cover:

  • What does minor’s counsel do?
  • When and how to ask for minor’s counsel?
  • Paying for minor’s counsel.
  • What is the relationship to the children to the parties?
  • What do you take into consideration when choosing a specific minor’s counsel for a specific child?
  • Confidentiality and other Ethical Dilemmas of acting as minor’s counsel.
  • How does minor’s counsel work with Family Court Services?
  • What documents and information does the minor’s counsel have access to?
  • How do criminal charges against the minor or parents impact the case?
  • How do I become a minor’s counsel?
  • How do I get removed as minor’s counsel?
  • When is minor’s counsel no longer involved in the case?

Light lunch will be provided.

*New Admittees must contact the Membership Assistant, Jocelyn Bartlett, at (510) 302-2201 to register at the $20 reduced rate.

Erlinda Castro
8/7/2014 12:00 AM
Ms. Castro began her law practice in 1985. She has practiced juvenile dependency for over 28 years and family law as minor’s counsel for over 13 years. She has served on the board of directors of Centro Legal de la Raza, East Bay La Raza Lawyers Association and the Alameda County Bar Association. She was also a former Chair of the ACBA Civil Court Appointed Attorneys’ Program. In addition, she has volunteered with Lawyers in the Library.
Ms. Carole Raimondi
1/1/0001 12:00 AM
Ms. Raimondi had a private practice focusing on family and dependency law for 17 years before she began working at the Superior Court of California, County of Alameda, first as Family Law Facilitator and then as Director of Self-Help Services. She retired in 2009 and began a private practice as minor’s counsel.
Event Cost:
MCLE Plus Members
Law Student/New Admitees*
Family Law Section
ACBA Members
ACBA Non-members
1 hr(s)