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Quote from Family Court Act section 261:
“Persons involved in certain family court proceedings may face the infringements of fundamental interests and rights, including the loss of a child's society and the possibility of criminal charges, and therefore have a constitutional right to counsel in such proceedings.  Counsel is often indispensable to a practical realization of due process of law and may be helpful to the court in making reasoned determinations of fact and proper orders of disposition.”

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Janet Fink, Counsel, Commission on Parental Legal Representation
NYS Unified Court System

25 Beaver St, #1170
New York, NY 10004

Phone: 212-428-2150
Fax: 212-428-2155

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