Representing Minors: A How-To Guide for Minors Counsel
Discussion Includes: Authority for Appointment (FC3150, Rules of Court 5.240); Duties and Rights of Counsel (FC 3151, Rules of Court 5.242); Compensation of Counsel (FC3153, Rules of Court 5.241); Qualifications of Counsel (Rules of Court 5.242); Child's Participation in Proceedings (Rules of Court 5.250)
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Levy Carroll Law
Julie Levy handles numerous types of matters as an attorney, focusing her practice on family law with an emphasis on child custody litigation. Julie has also been appointed as minor’s counsel since 2018. Julie volunteers as a Mediator on the Civil Harassment restraining order calendar and has done so for over six years. Julie volunteers as a Sonoma County Judge Pro Tem presiding over small claims matters. Julie’s practice also includes elder abuse restraining orders and other civil matters. Julie’s experience as a legal secretary and paralegal prior to law school made a tremendous impact upon her ability to effectively practice law. Julie serves as the Chair of the Sonoma County’s Fee Arbitration Advisory Committee, and is a member of the Family Law Education Committee, and the Family Law Education sub-committee which focuses on the annual Minor’s Counsel training.
Kathleen Mullins Henderson
Attorney at Law
Mullins Henderson Law
Kathleen Mullins Henderson has been practicing law since 2008. In her first five years of practice, she focused on civil litigation in federal and state courts in California. Since 2013, Kate has focused her practice in Family Law. She has been working as minor’s counsel since 2015, a mediator, and is a member of the California Collaborative Practice. Kate endeavors to enrich her practice through study, continually learning.