When do parents need their own lawyer or representation?
If the parent(s) will be required to provide sworn testimony during a trial, depending on the nature of their testimony, they may wish to obtain representation. If the parent(s) object to the way they are being represented to the Juvenile Court by the District Attorney, or the child’s defense attorney, or if they have a hostile relationship to the child’s position, they may wish to hire representation to present their position to the court and preserve their interests.

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1. What are the legal rights of my child in Juvenile Court?
2. What are the legal rights of parents in juvenile cases?
3. Why does my child’s attorney tell me he/she cannot speak to me when I am paying for the representation?
4. When do parents need their own lawyer or representation?
5. What costs will I be financially responsible to pay?
6. What can the Juvenile Justice system do to help me with my child’s problems?
7. Who sets up community service work ordered by the court?