New Nevada law guarantees counsel for children in abuse/neglect proceedings

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05/31/2017, Legislation, Abuse/Neglect/Dependency - Children

In 2017, the Nevada Legislature amended Nev. Stat. § 432B.420(1), which previously gave the judge discretion in whether to appoint counsel for a child in an abuse/neglect proceeding, to require such appointment.  The amendments also specified that a guardian ad litem appointed for the child cannot be the attorney appointed pursuant to § 432B.420(1).

Appointment of Counsel: categorical Qualified: no


Nccrc_involvement_icon The NCCRC provided some input to the advocacy group that pushed for the legislation.