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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.

Nominate a Hero for Children

6.1.2012
Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) is accepting nominations for its Heroes for Children Award. This award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to the well being of Minnesota’s children in either a career or volunteer position.

May 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Sara Erickson-Nelson

“We have all heard the saying, ‘It takes a village to raise a child’ I believe this to be true. In volunteering with CLC I have been blessed to work with some of the very best child advocates (probably in… Read More

Josephine and Valerie’s STORY

Josephine, and Valerie were only 9 and 7 years old when they were in a major car accident. Their mother died on the scene and the two girls suffered life-threatening injuries. Despite the doctors’ discouraging predictions, they fought and woke from their comas but both with permanent brain and body damages.

Josephine had major cognitive problems, and Valerie was paralyzed. Their conditions required ongoing medical care. In addition, both girls were traumatized and heart-broken by the loss of their mother.

April 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Ginny Bell

4.18.2011
Ginny Bell has volunteered with the Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC) since 1997. Her ongoing dedication to helping foster children is evident in her work with CLC and its clients. In her six previous cases, she has been a strong advocate for the interests of her clients and continues with two more ongoing cases.

March 2011 Volunteer of the Month: Jonathan Schaan

3.17.2011
Congratulations to Jonathan Schaan, CLC’s March 2011 volunteer of the month. Jonathan began volunteering at the CLC office back in October of 2010. Jonathan is a recent graduate of Northwestern University School of Law, where he served as the production editor for the Northwestern University Journal of International Human Rights, and was on Executive Board of the International Law Society.

Lily’s Story

I lived with my dad until I was five. He loved me a lot but couldn’t take care of me. He was out of work because he had an injury. Sometimes he bought beer and drugs instead of food. The heater in our house was broken…

Darius & Harvey’s STORY

Darius and Harvey are brothers who were removed from their mother’s care after she was arrested for illegal drug use. The boys were eight and nine years old. While in care, the boys were separated and sent to different placements. Darius and Harvey were lucky enough to be placed in the home of relatives, Harvey with his father and Darius with an aunt. However, family friction between the father and aunt strained regular communication between the brothers. CLC was appointed to represent Darius to advocate for him and his impending adoption by the aunt.