Law and Tactics in Juvenile Cases

Adrienne E. Volenik, University of Richmond

Co-authors: Paul Piersma, Jeanette Ganousis, Harry F. Swanger, Patricia Connell


Preparing a practice manual for legal services and defense attorneys located in all parts of the country is a difficult assignment. Despite differences in state juvenile codes and significant variations in the evolution of case law in each jurisdiction, there are common issues and problems in the juvenile and family law fields. Although this Manual is not designed to answer definitively questions of law that arise in a particular jurisdiction, it does present a comprehensive overview of the issues. In addition, it proposes solutions to the common problems, outlines challenges to improper practices, and suggests tactics to be employed in representing the client.