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The DC Code: § 16-2341 Representation.

Index16 Particular Actions, Proceedings and Matters. (Refs & Annos)
a
Where a public support burden has been incurred or is threatened, or where an individual seeks assistance pursuant to part D in title IV of the Social Security Act approved January 4, 1975 (88 Stat. 2351; 42 U.S.C. 651 et seq.), the Corporation Counsel or an assistant may bring a civil action in the Family Division to enforce support of any parent or child against an absent parent.
b
In all cases over which the Division has jurisdiction under paragraphs (3), (4), (10), and (11) of section 11-1101, where the court deems it necessary and proper, an attorney shall be appointed by the court to represent the respondent.
c
Nothing in this section shall be construed to interfere with the right of an individual to file a civil action over which the Division has jurisdiction under the paragraphs of section 11-1101 referred to in subsection (b).

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 16-2341. 1973 Ed., § 16-2341. Legislative History of Laws Law 1-87, the "Anti-Sex Discriminatory Language Act," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 1-36, which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary and Criminal Law. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on June 15, 1976, and June 29, 1976, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on July 27, 1976, it was assigned Act No. 1-143 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. Law 6-166, the "District of Columbia Child Support Enforcement Amendment Act of 1985," was introduced in Council and assigned Bill No. 6-134, which was referred to the Committee on Human Services and reassigned to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Bill was adopted on first and second readings on July 8, 1986, and September 23, 1986, respectively. Signed by the Mayor on October 9, 1986, it was assigned Act No. 6-212 and transmitted to both Houses of Congress for its review. For legislative history of D.C. Law 12-81, see Historical and Statutory Notes following § 16-2301. DC CODE § 16-2341 Current through December 11, 2012

Credits

(Dec. 23, 1963, 77 Stat. 591, Pub. L. 88-241, § 1; July 29, 1970, 84 Stat. 544, Pub. L. 91-358, title I, § 121(a); Oct. 1, 1976, D.C. Law 1-87, § 20(a), 23 DCR 2544; Feb. 24, 1987, D.C. Law 6-166, § 33(a)(6), 33 DCR 6710; Mar. 24, 1998, D.C. Law 12-81, § 10(ff), 45 DCR 745.)