Legal Question in Juvenile Dependency in California

Conflict of Interest in .26 hearing for termination of parental rights

In a Juvenile Dependency Case, could there be a conflict of interest, and a request for a change of venue and a rehearing on termination of parental rights, if the mother of the minor, at one time, was hired by the District Attorney, for the County,and worked for the County Counsel's Office(of that same County) as a student intern (through the local city college) and is familiar with preparing cases set for trial for .26 hearings (in that same County)and can show proof of that fact?

Asked on 4/10/03, 2:12 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

E. Daniel Bors Jr. Attorney & Counselor At Law

Re: Conflict of Interest in .26 hearing for termination of parental rights

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I would say "yes" to there being a conflict of interest. The time to have raised it, however, was before the hearing, so I would say "maybe" at best to getting a rehearing.

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Answered on 4/17/03, 8:30 pm

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