Q: I need a civil attorney to file a claim under color of law 1983 claim
in 2011 the county department of children's services in Los Angeles listed my name on the caci and deprive me of a hearing in the dependency children's Court to defend myself against the allegations that the department accuse me of and I wasn't even a party to the case it was my granddaughters case and CPS listed my name on the child abuse Central index and for the last eight and a half years they have been depriving me of a grievance hearing that I am entitled to. Most recently in 2020 my other granddaughters were taken from my home they've been living with me and I've been raising them for the last three years they're very young CPS is claiming because my name was listed on the central index and they have them detained the girls and said they were at risk living with me because my name is listed on the caci since then is what prompt me to get attorney for the caci grievance hearing. The department finally gave me a grievance hearing but denying me to view the evidence because I'm
A: There is a recent case involving a lawyer who had the same thing happen to him. You need to contact a good civil rights lawyer who can take on this fight on your behalf. There are so many great civil rights lawyers and law firms in the Los Angeles area more than capable of handling this kind of case on your behalf. Perhaps you could even contact the ACLU in Los Angeles and ask them for their legal assistance. An attorney on your behalf will not be restricted in seeing the evidence, while you may be because of the nature of any allegations made against you or about you. Discuss this with your lawyer who is representing you in the hearing. Perhaps she can give you a referral to a good civil rights lawyer.
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