RENEE BEEKER | Executive Director, NFCWP
LISA FISCHEL-WOLOVICK, ESQ. | NFCWP Advisory Board
We have published an article in the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges‘ Spring issue of their member publication In Session. ncjfcj.org
The COVID-19 pandemic altered court proceedings. Before the pandemic, family courts were filled with judges, lawyers, support staff, litigants, interested community members, law students, and court monitors who provide public oversight. Today, courts struggle to provide pre-pandemic levels of transparency and the public access. It is essential that what had been open to the public prior to the pandemic remain open, as families in crisis continue to seek the courts’ help.