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      CHC 318     



Art. 318.  Inherent power and authority of courts

A court inherently possesses all powers necessary for the exercise of its juvenile jurisdiction and the enforcement of its lawful orders.  It has authority to issue such writs and orders as may be necessary or proper in aid of its jurisdiction.  It has the duty to require that the juvenile proceedings be conducted with dignity and in an orderly and expeditious manner.

Acts 1991, No. 235, §3, eff. Jan. 1, 1992.

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