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Congratulations Debra Kovats for 20 Years of Military Service!

CLC Staff Attorney Celebrates Retirement from the U.S. Army Debra Kovats began her legal career as an Assistant Public Defender in both the First and Tenth Judicial Districts, leaving to serve on Active Duty in the Army after… Read More

Congratulations, Judy Nord! 2020 Rosalie E. Wahl Justice Awardee

Congratulations, Judy Nord! 2020 Rosalie E. Wahl Justice Awardee Children’s Law Center’s Rosalie E. Wahl Justice for Children Award is presented annually to an individual who has dedicated his or her life to fighting for justice for at-risk… Read More

3M Recognized for Pro Bono Representation and Legal Advocacy

 Congratulations, 3M!  2020 CLC Distinguished Service Award Children Law Center annually identifies one law firm or corporation whose work on behalf of CLC’s clients exemplifies the commitment and dedication to pro bono representation that is the foundation of… Read More

Call for Nominations!

Call for Nominations – Heroes for Children Award August 2020 Do you know of a Hero for Children? Nominate them for the CLC Heroes for Children 2020 Award! Awardee will be recognized at the “now virtual” October 8,… Read More

Meet Jim Proman: CLC Volunteer Attorney of the Year

CLC volunteer attorney Jim Proman has been a long-time volunteer attorney and zealous advocate for his clients. He consistently goes the extra mile for his CLC clients as he advocates on their behalf and ensures that their needs… Read More

26th Celebration of Champions Virtual Benefit – October 7, 2021

OCTOBER 7, 2021 – Virtual Celebration of Champions CLC Benefit Please join us for a interactive program that highlights the positive impact of legal advocacy and free legal representation for youth in foster care. The 26th Anniversary Celebration of… Read More

We are a Meets Standards® organization!

We’re thrilled to announce that Children’s Law Center of Minnesota is now a Charities Review Council Meets Standards® organization! March 6, 2020 – Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) recently received Charities Review Council’s Meets Standards® seal, a… Read More

CLC Partners Nominated For 2018 Community Impact Award

Each year, Minnesota Business Magazine honors local organizations for excellence in community impact. The honorees are celebrated and winners are announced at the 2018 Community Impact Awards.   Look who’s nominated for the Pro Bono Maximus award for… Read More

DW’S STORY

DW was a young girl when she was removed from her mother’s home. Although she was adopted, she and her brother were later removed from the adoptive home while a younger sibling remained. She then spent much of high school in an unstable foster home before landing in the home of a loving and stable foster parent her senior year.

SARA’S STORY, AS DESCRIBED BY HER VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY

I first met Sara when she was sent to a 30-day evaluation center. Our first meeting surprised me. She was smart, well-spoken, and had a big goal: to become a dentist. She didn’t know what having a lawyer meant, but that she was happy to have some-one to talk to. From that point on, over a period of many months, Sara and I slowly built a trusting relationship. Whenever we were in court, it didn’t matter if I agreed with what she wanted, Sara knew that I would relate those desires to the judge.