Your lawyer is your voice in court. Your lawyer’s job is to see that you get everything you need in terms of your schooling, your placement and your healthcare. Still, it is VERY IMPORTANT that you attend all of your court dates along with your lawyer.
Every youth in foster care has a free lawyer.
Everything you tell your lawyer must be kept confidential by them.
It is very important that you contact your lawyer when you have problems. If you live in Los Angeles County your lawyer will probably be found at The Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles.