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December 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Jim Reece

Jim has been a volunteer with CLC for over nine years. Jim has represented many children who are state wards or in the foster care system. Jim also served on CLC’s Board of Directors and Chaired the Development Committee.

Daniel’s Story: Making “The System” Work

Daniel spent most of his childhood shuffling between shelters and his biological parent’s home. His parents were unable to care for him and his siblings. At times when Daniel had no one else, his aunt and uncle provided an unconditional support system. Daniel moved in with his aunt and uncle and found a wonderful, stable, permanent home there. However…

November 2011 VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: Suzanne Kvas

Congratulations to Suzanne Kvas, CLC’s November 2011 Volunteer of the Month. Suzanne Kvas has been a CLC volunteer since 2005.  In that time she has represented seven foster care youth and currently has three clients. CLC is grateful… Read More

Max’s Story

Max has been fighting an uphill battle from the beginning. Like many foster children he is a victim of abuse and neglect by both of his parents. Following placement in emergency protective custody it became evident that Max would need indefinite care away from his biological parents. From a young age Max has displayed significant developmental and behavioral issues as a result of his chaotic young life. Aggressive outbursts coupled with low socialization skills, need for constant supervision, and difficulty in educational settings made finding a placement for him very problematic. Max has frequently moved and in the past decade has seen more than a dozen placements.

September 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Chad Snyder

CLC recently put out a call for volunteers due to its overwhelming caseload and without a moment’s hesitation, Chad accepted another client to add to the three he was already representing. Chad has also agreed to be an emergency back-up for other solo practitioners who do not have the support of others at a large firm to cover their hearings when they are unable to attend.

August 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Pat Yoedicke

8.23.2011
Pat has been a CLC volunteer since 2001 and has represented eight clients. Recently, she spent over 300 pro bono hours in just one case where she traveled frequently to Anoka and Polk Counties. Pat has taken on some of the toughest clients who have needed a strong yet compassionate advocate.

Andrea’s Story

My first memory is my mom slapping me. I lived with her when I was little, but I don’t remember much else about her. When I was 5, I was sent to live with my dad and my Nana.

July 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Denise Kettelberger

7.19.2011
Children’s Law Center (CLC) would like to congratulate Denise Kettelberger on becoming its July 2011 Volunteer of the Month! CLC staff are thrilled to recognize Denise for her many years of pro bono service to CLC, including her extensive work and dedication to her clients. Denise became a volunteer for CLC in 2006.

Congratulations to Alan Maclin

5.17.2011
Congratulations to CLC Board Member and firm president and shareholder at Briggs and Morgan Alan Maclin, who was awarded the 2011 Excellence in Diversity Award by the Ramsey County Bar Association (RCBA)!

June 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Brigid Goss

6.16.2011
Congratulations to Brigid Goss, CLC’s June 2011 Volunteer of the Month. Since her graduation from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2007, Brigid M. Goss has been a practicing associate at the Best & Flanagan Law Firm located in downtown Minneapolis. Her areas of expertise include Family Law, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and also Native American Law.