In Confronting Indeterminacy and Bias in Child Protection Law, Professor Josh Gupta-Kagan wisely proposes that the child protection system needs more precise legal standards, not just to limit unnecessary state intrusion in the lives of families, but to also define the scope of that intrusion if it must occur. But as I read his piece, a question repeatedly ran through my mind - will the changes he proposes have any impact if parents in the child protection system continue to have ineffective lawyers representing them?
Sankaran, Vivek. "Comment: Without Effective Lawyers, Do More Determinate Legal Standards Really Matter?" Stanford Law & Policy Review 33, no. 2 (2022): 28-33.