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- Section 1: Profile of a Child Protection Suit
- Section 2: Before Filing Suit
- Section 3: Hearing Guides
- Section 4: Indian Child Welfare Act
- Section 5: Litigation Essentials
- Section 6: Discovery
- Section 7: Evidence
- Section 8: Termination
- Section 9: Jury Trials
- Section 10: De Novo Hearing & Post Trial Strategies
- Section 11: Special Issues
- Section 12: Trial Notebook
- Section 13: Tools
- Section 14: Resources