court and an advocate for the child. The dilemma created by these conflicting roles continue to
cause legal and professional responsibility concerns.
In Morgan v. Getter, the Kentucky Supreme Court was asked to clarify the role of counsel for
children in private custody matters.242 The litigation, the possibilities it raised, and its aftermath
provide a model for other jurisdictions to seek role clarity as well. Seeking role clarity nationally
will allow children’s attorneys to advance their clients’ interests and ensure that all parties to
custody litigation are afforded proper process, thus improving family court practice and
protecting all parties involved, particularly the child.