Significant Cases

An Instructive Dependency Case Involving Reasonable Efforts
Summer 2018, The Bench, the official magazine of the California Judges Association

Summary of California appellate cases dealing with Reasonable Efforts

This case law review was presented to the Assigned Judges at their conference in October, 2017.
Assigned Judges Juvenile Case Law Review (2016–2017)

This is a trial court decision concerning whether a child can determine the medical treatment she will receive.  It was publicized all over the world.
In re D.P., Superior Court of California for Santa Clara County (July 3, 1986)

This is the only time a jury has been convened in a juvenile delinquency case in California.
People v Superior Court (In re Carl W.), 15 Cal.3d 271 (1975) [Also available online from California Official Reports Page]