Friday, February 15, 2013
I have the luxury of working from home today. I did my billing (I have to bill for my work for the two agencies so that the county can be reimbursed from the Federal Government). I fixed a nice lunch (Grilled cheese sandwich, tomato soup).
I am working on the permanent custody hearing. I am up against four other attorneys. The fifth attorney, who represents the best interests of the kids, will support my side. The kids (3) have been in the custody of children services for two years. No visits from parents in the last 12 months. No child support paid. No success with the reunification plan.
I have 25 exhibits, only four of which will need to be entered as evidence. One exhibit is 247 pages long (will not go into evidence). The trial is next Friday, and is set for all day.
Today I am pouring through the 247 pages. They are the printout of all the agency contacts with the parents, foster parents, social service agencies, drug counselors, etc. I have the caseworker's testimony all done (done three weeks ago), but I need to make sure there are no surprises in the printout.