J.A. v. Alaska

In J.A. v. Alaska (Alaska 2002) 50 P.3d 395, the reviewing court concluded that the experts' failure to meet with the parties was not determinative of the adequacy of their expert opinion to support the termination of parental rights. The court noted that it had previously held in C.J. that such interviews were not required in every case, and observed that both experts were sufficiently apprised of the facts by their review of the social services agency reports and the summaries of the testimony of other witnesses. (J.A., supra, at p. 400.)