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Practice Kit 05, Appellate Practice in DC Abuse and Neglect Cases

Revised August 2018. This practice kit covers general appellate principles, including appellate jurisdiction, scope of appeal, standard of review, and procedural matters, with a particular focus on neglect, guardianship, termination of parental rights (TPR), and adoption cases.  It also includes an Appendix with a table with relevant case law summaries and the cases themselves. Finally, there is an Additional Resources section, primarily consisting of reference materials created by the D.C. Court of Appeals.