An attorney once commented that the effect of Gault was to place him in his proper role, that of an advocate whose sole purpose was to defend constitutional rights, and that he did not have to be a social worker or psychologist. But the effect of Gault is to bring counsel into the Juvenile Court, which is a court with compassion. Thus, being a special court, it requires special skills, so that the client may not only receive due process, but if needed, will receive proper care.
Julian Greenspun, Role of the Attorney in Juvenile Court, 18 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 599 (1969)