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Venable and Maryland Legal Aid Win Momentous Court of Appeals Decision

December 30th, 2015 by WCBC Radio

On December 22, Venable and Maryland Legal Aid won a landmark decision in the Court of Appeals of Maryland establishing the power of the juvenile court in Maryland child welfare cases to order state agencies to provide needed services and care for clients. This decision reverses a 35-year-old line of intermediate appellate cases under which some judges declined to order state agencies to provide specific services, citing separation of powers concerns. Juvenile courts in Maryland will now have more leeway to order state agencies to provide needed services.  

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