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2014 SURVEY OF JUVENILE LAW
NOVA LAW REVIEW (2014)
  • Michael J. Dale
Abstract

The Florida Legislature enacted a statute providing counsel to children in certain categories in dependency cases, and also passed a statute removing the nexus requirement to prove grounds for termination of parental rights.' Both laws are a substantial departure from prior practice and contain serious flaws, which are discussed in this survey. The Supreme Court of Florida ruled on one case during the past year, interpreting Florida's speedy trial rule in juvenile delinquency cases. Intermediate appellate courts remained active both in the delinquency area and in the dependency field. This survey reviews and analyzes the new laws and the significant reported opinions in these areas.'

 

Keywords
  • PARENTAL RIGHTS,
  • JUVENILE LAW,
  • JUVENILE DELINQUENCY
Disciplines
Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Michael J. Dale. "2014 SURVEY OF JUVENILE LAW" NOVA LAW REVIEW Vol. 39 (2014) p. 37 - 64
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/michael_dale/4/