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November 29, 2023
Reminder: Upcoming RJA and New Legislation Trainings
Register now for two upcoming trainings: The RJA on Appeal Part II: Implicit Bias and Language-Based Claims on Thursday, November 30th and New… more
November 3, 2023
Who Wants to Be an Appellate Project Staff Attorney?
The First District Appellate Project (FDAP) is hiring two full-time staff attorneys. We are looking for attorneys experienced with handling cases in… more
December 4, 2023
Panel Attorney: Sean Burleigh
The Court agrees with mother that the Department failed to conduct an adequate inquiry under the ICWA. Many maternal relatives were actively involved during the proceeedings but the Department failed to inquire about any possible Indian heritage. The order terminating parental rights was conditionally reversed and remanded with directions to comply with the ICWA.