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Case Type Custody Skills Developed Client Interviewing/Counsel and Advice/Courtroom Experience/Negotiation

Case #22-0048874

Client seeks representation for a custody hearing on January 16, 2023, at 9am before the Honorable James Welkie, regarding her 2-year-old son. Opposing party is the child’s father. A June 2022 custody order, granted Client sole legal and sole physical custody after Father failed to appear at the hearing. In September 2022 Father filed a petition to modify. Father also filed a petition for expedite relief in September 2022; the hearing is scheduled for November 23, 2022. Father has a history of abuse towards Client, including a temporary protection from abuse (PFA) order following a violent incident in January. Client believes Father is unfit due to his extensive criminal history and substance abuse, and given his past abuse of Client. Client’s goal is to maintain the current custody order. A volunteer is needed to represent Client at the January custody hearing.