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Law center serves foster youth – Minnesota Lawyer

“…The need for volunteer attorneys is greater than ever. [Lilia] Panteleeva stresses that no prior experience is needed, just compassion for the kids. She has worked with attorneys who have no courtroom experience, or work in practices as far removed from family law as one can imagine. They still are highly successful in advocating for their child client. This is because a child is not just assigned to an attorney at random, but a social worker first meets the child, she said. After deciding what the child’s needs are—emotional, physical, mental—then a decision is made about which attorney will be the best fit. Additionally, there is support throughout the process. Staff is at all court proceedings….”

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