Case Profiles – Meet Keith Carl & Thomas

Keith*, Carl*, and Thomas*

An LFCA volunteer attorney represented three young boys who entered the child welfare system following the murder of their mother. Allegations were made that the father was responsible for the mother’s death. The boys established an open relationship with the volunteer attorney, to whom they expressed their fear of their father and their reluctance to testify against him.

Based on this information, the volunteer attorney filed an extensive motion requesting a protective order and presented an oral argument to the court. The protective order was granted, safeguarding the three boys from having to confront their father. In lieu of their testimony, the volunteer attorney retained an expert witness to testify about the devastating emotional impact of their father’s violent behavior on the children.

To learn how you can help a child by representing them in a legal matter, please contact LFCA.


*Not real names


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