I commence this article with a discussion of the statutory provisions governing the appointment and responsibilities of attorneys who represent children in New York. Part II briefly outlines the chronological implementation from initial enactment through the Matrimonial Commission Report, a period spanning forty-five years. Parts III and IV explore the specific nature of child custody representation and the relationship between the attorney and the child client during the course of a frequently lengthy proceeding. Last, the Commission's conclusions and recommendations are critiqued in Parts V and VI.
Merril Sobie, A Law Guardian by the Same Name: A Response to Professor Guggenheim's Matrimonial Commission Critique, 27 Pace L. Rev. 831 (2007), http://digitalcommons.pace.edu/lawfaculty/477/.