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Domestic Relations – Parent & Child – Adjudication & Disposition – Neglect & Abuse – Conditions — Indian Child Welfare Act (access required)

In re A.R. The trial court’s unchallenged findings of fact establish that (1) respondents’ family members have reported multiple incidents of domestic violence, including one at which juvenile “Frank” was present and during which the respondent-mother tried to hit the respondent-father with a board, missed, and instead hit two-month-old “Aaron” in the head and (2) respondents did not seek medical attention for Aaron after he was hit in the head and also cancelled Aaron’s medical appointments for hard-to-schedule specialized testing (Aaron has cysts on his only kidney and an enlarged bladder).

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Where immigration law meets family law (access required)

On Thursdays, a telephone at the Legal Aid of North Carolina office in Raleigh rings off the hook. The callers aren't the usual questioners who might need help with things like foreclosures or consumer-protection issues. This is Legal Aid's Battered Immigrant Project, a highly focused area where the intersection of immigration law and family law helps address the specific needs of immigrant women who are victims of domestic violence. The project formally began in 2002 with one full-time attorney and has since grown to five attorneys and three paralegals. It was initially an interest of Deborah Weissman, former executive director of what is now LANC.

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