Congratulations to firm Partners Howard Talenfeld and Stacie Schmerling on their selection to South Florida Business & Wealth magazine’s 2020 South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyers” List!
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Tampa Bay Times: Plan to use secure facility for Hillsborough’s problem foster teens is ‘ludicrous,’ sheriff saysOctober 18, 2019 9:58 pm Leave your thoughts
A plan to use a secure facility to house Hillsborough’s problem foster teens is being met with opposition from several groups, including the Hillsborough County Sheriff, the Hillsborough County Commission Chairman, and Florida’s Children First. They warn that forcing children into a locked facility will cause them more emotional harm.... View Article
In what has been described by Miami-Dade police and the Department of Children and Families as “one of the most horrifying cases of abuse they have seen,” Local 10 WPLG reports that a Miami foster mother is facing abuse charges for the alleged abuse of three girls, ranging in ages from... View Article
For parents and guardians of children with disabilities, we wanted to share this article from Home Advisor: “How to Create a Backyard Sanctuary for Kids with Disabilities.”
“Foster Boy” is a legal thriller about the abuse of an African-American kid in the foster system. As reported by Deadline, “the screenwriter for the film Foster Boy won a $45M judgment against a social services agency — the largest award in the history of the state of Illinois in a... View Article
On Monday, hundreds of individuals involved in criminal justice, social services, health and mental health, and others gathered in Orlando for Florida’s first statewide Human Trafficking Summit. As reported by Florida Politics, “So much more attention and effort is being paid to the scourge of human trafficking now than 20... View Article
We are seeing far too many children and disabled persons die in vans because of caretaker negligence. It’s time for our legislature to enact comprehensive protections for these vulnerable persons. Read the latest report from Local 10 News by clicking here.
Congratulations to Talenfeld Law founder Howard Talenfeld for being selected to the Florida 500, Florida Trend magazine’s list of the most influential business leaders in our state! See his profile in this month’s issue.
Daily Business Review: Web Outreach on Sex Trafficking Connects Accusers to Attorneys, But Raises QuestionsAugust 21, 2019 9:23 pm Leave your thoughts
Child advocates warn about the issues with attorneys advertising to attract victims of sex trafficking. Our own Howard Talenfeld discusses how these advertisements may actually put victims in danger in this article from the Daily Business Review. According to Howard, “These kids are living in fear of their captors, and... View Article
As reported by the Associated Press, the foster care programs meant to provide migrant children with care while authorities work to connect them with parents, relatives or other sponsors may actually be harming them. A review of 38 legal claims obtained by the Associated Press — some of which have... View Article