National Center for Youth Law

Litigation Strategies

Timothy J. v. Chaffee

NCYL attorney Alice Bussiere represented more than 50,000 foster children in Los Angeles County. As a result of the case,

Planned Parenthood v. Van de Kamp

A California appellate court rejected a statutory interpretation by the state’s Attorney General that would have required health care providers

Johnson v. Upchurch

NCYL attorney David Lambert worked with a private attorney in Tucson on this federal class action, which resulted in fewer

Montes v. Fair Employment and Housing Commission

In this administrative proceeding, staff attorney Jim Morales represented families evicted from a residential motel. The families sought reversal of

Major v. McMahon

This case, handled by staff attorney Abigail English, established that disabled California children living with relatives other than their parents

Committee to Defend Reproductive Rights v. Myers

NCYL staff attorney Abigail English, working with other advocates, won a ruling from the California Supreme Court that poor, pregnant

Bradford v. Davis

In this case, NCYL represented a foster child who had been assaulted, beaten, and abused by his foster parents for

DB v. Tewksbury

Working with local attorneys in Oregon, NCYL won a landmark ruling when the federal district court held that confining minors

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