Judicial Interviews of Children in Custody and Access Cases
From: Children and the Law
Discusses the issue of whether judges ought to conduct forensic interviews with children to elicit their custodial and visitation preferences.
Dan L. Goldberg
Dan L. Goldberg is senior counsel with the Office of the Children’s Lawyer, an independent law office within the Ministry of the Attorney General of Ontario. Since 1984, Dan has represented children in custody/access and child protection cases. He has organized and presented at numerous legal educational programs and has been a guest lecturer on family and children’s law at his alma mater, McGill University, as well as Queen’s University, University of Toronto, University of Ottawa, Osgoode Hall Law School (both LLB and LLM programs), and at the former bar admission course (Ontario). Dan has appeared before the Supreme Court of Canada, successfully arguing on the issue of relocation rights of custodial parents (Gordon v. Goertz), and has authored articles on parental alienation, relocation rights, grandparentgrandchild access, the impact of religion in custody/access disputes, and the legal representation of children in child protection cases, as well as custody/access disputes.