SJC rules parent has right to counsel in guardianship proceedings

Issue March 2015

In early February, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled that the parent of a minor child has a right to counsel when someone other than the parent seeks to be appointed as the child's guardian. In doing so, the court agreed with the Massachusetts Bar Association and numerous other legal organizations, which had filed an amicus brief in the case.

Visit to view the SJC's ruling and the amicus brief submitted by the MBA and others.