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Indiana University
Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Professor Bernard Perlmutter Receives Award

B_perlmutter "Professor Bernard Perlmutter, Director of the Law School’s Children and Youth Law Clinic, has been selected by The Children’s Trust to receive its first annual "Champion for Children" award , in recognition of Professor’s Perlmutter’s lifetime achievement and dedication to children...The Children’s Trust was created by Miami-Dade County voters in 2002, as a dedicated source of funds, to improve the lives of children and families by making strategic investments in their futures." By University of Miami School of Law  For More Information (last visited 9-28-05 NVS)

"Bernard P. Perlmutter, Esq., is Assistant Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the Children & Youth Law Clinic, an in-house legal clinic at the University of Miami School of Law. In addition to his teaching duties at the Clinic and the Center for Ethics and Public Service, Bernie teaches classes in children and the law, lawyering skills, poverty law and legal ethics. He is also Director of the law school’s Public Interest Law Summer Program in Children and the Law. At the UM Children & Youth Law Clinic, Bernie trains and supervises law students who handle cases involving abused, abandoned and neglected children and adolescents in a variety of legal proceedings, including dependency and foster care, delinquency, public benefits, health care, mental health, disability, education and immigration, in addition to appellate, legislative and administrative advocacy and law reform litigation. He represented the child M.W. before the Florida Supreme Court in the landmark case of M.W. v. Davis & DCF, which resulted in the Court’s adoption of Florida Rule of Juvenile Procedure 8.350, a rule that establishes due process protections, including pre-commitment hearings and the right to counsel, for foster children committed to psychiatric facilities by the state Department of Children & Families. He has litigated numerous federal and state court class action lawsuits seeking to reform Florida’s foster care system. He has submitted amicus curiae briefs in a number of cases of national significance, including Roper v. Simmons (juvenile death penalty), GAL v. S.C. (foster child’s right to medical records privacy), DCF v. Statewide Advocacy Council (advocacy council’s access to confidential records held by Department of Children & Families), and cases affecting older foster children, immigrant children and disabled children." By University of Miami School of Law Link to Web Page (last visited 9-28-05 NVS)

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