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A National Law Firm for Victims of Sexual Abuse, Handling cases across the Country

Herman Law has attorneys who are admitted in NY, FL and the California bar (see lawyer bios ). This allows the Herman Law attorneys, if they are not already admitted to the court, to apply to appear as attorneys of record in all 50 States of the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as all Federal District Courts, by requesting that the judge presiding over a case permit them to appear Pro Hac Vice (“for this occasion only”).

Often we do this in association with a knowledgeable local attorney in that jurisdiction who provides insight into local legal custom and practice and assists in the logistics for matters in that jurisdiction.

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Foster Care

Foster Care

Those Without a Voice are Often the Most Vulnerable.

Many times, a child is taken from one terrifying home life and sent to live in another nightmarish situation where they fall victim to sexual abuse by their new caretaker. Due to understaffing, low budgets, lack of training, and pure desperation, state workers often cannot provide the level of supervision required by law to keep children safe. In temporary, short-term emergency placements, a child is most vulnerable. State workers- or those with whom the state has contracted to provide services- often do not adequately screen the foster parents or fail to supervise the children once they are placed with the new foster parents. Sexual predators seize upon these circumstances to abuse new victims. Without any family, trusted adults, or advocates to speak for them, children are forced to endure sexual abuse by their foster parents for extended periods of time. For these children, “home” is a place full of abuse, neglect, isolation and loneliness.

When the state or its subcontractors fail to protect the children in their care, or choose to ignore signs that kids are being abused in the foster care system, it may be liable for the resulting sexual abuse. Our attorneys are honored to have been the voice of so many children who were sexually abused in foster care.

 

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