When hiring a child advocate lawyer, look into the amount of time and type of experience the attorney has in practicing child welfare law, as well as her assessment of the case. These facts form a basis for the client to determine if the lawyer is trustworthy, according to Attorneys.com.
Another factor to take into consideration is whether the lawyer is certified by the National Association of Counsel for Children, NACC, in child welfare law. To become a member of the NACC, attorneys must be in practice for at least three years; and, 30 percent of their cases over the last three years must be in child welfare law. Each attorney must complete a legal analysis of the field and continue their education through the association, states the National Association of Counsel for Children.