Judge Leonard Edwards (ret.) Welcome to the Juvenile Court Judges Corner, a website started by Judge Leonard Edwards (ret.) in a continuing effort to benefit judges and other professionals working in the juvenile court. This website contains information about Judge Edwards, his publications, presentations, and videos all of which are devoted to improving outcomes for children and families who appear in juvenile and family courts.

Recent Postings in Judge Edwards’s Blog

Running the Juvenile Court: Reasonable Efforts to Prevent Removal: An Important New Case

News & Commentary: Recalling the 1964 Mississippi Summer Project

Court Improvement: Parental Visitation in Child Protection Cases

Judicial Ethics: Ethical Problems Involving Judicial Fundraising

Role of the Juvenile Court Judge: Judicial Leadership in the Juvenile Court (posted on National Council on Crime & Delinquency blog)

Book for Juvenile and Family Court Judges


As described by Judge Margaret Henry in her review, “Judge Edwards’ new book explains the unique role of the Juvenile Court judge in the context of discussions of ethics..Judge Edwards’ book uses hypothetical scenarios that Juvenile Court judges may encounter in their work on the bench, identifies practice and ethical issues, and proposes approaches, offering advice and solutions to the judicial officer."

This book also helps lawyers and members of the legal community understand and appreciate the ethical bounds of the juvenile and family court judicial officers.

Available from caljudges.org

Order the book from the California Judges Association