More than 400 lawyers have volunteered to represent 416 children removed by Child Protective Services from a secretive polygamist ranch in West Texas, says an attorney close to the case. A Texas judge decided 350 attorneys are needed to represent the children as ad litems in the removal proceedings, widely considered to be the largest family law case in the state's history. The judge is due to hold a hearing today in which CPS attorneys will have to show why the children should remain in state custody.
400 Lawyers Volunteer to Represent Children in Texas Polygamy Case
April 17, 2008