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Volunteer of The Month, May 2010- Ann Marie Hanrahan

5.3.2010
Congratulations to Ann Marie Hanrahan, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota (CLC)’s Volunteer of the Month. Ann Marie is Associate General Counsel at 3M, and has been a volunteer attorney for CLC since 2004. In that time she has represented a total of seven foster clients for CLC. In all of her work, Ann Marie has shown exceptional dedication to her clients and unfailing willingness to fight for their rights.

Volunteer of The Month, April 2010- Ryan Check

4.3.2010
Congratulations to Ryan Check, CLC’s April Volunteer of the Month. Ryan is a corporate attorney with Virtual Radiologic Corporation, and has been a CLC volunteer since July 2008. Ryan previously had limited courtroom experience, but in March he successfully completed a trial for his CLC client. As Ryan explains, “my recent experience representing a young man whose father was the subject of a petition to terminate his parental rights has given me an even greater appreciation of the important role that CLC plays in the foster care and child-protective services system.

Volunteer of the Month, March 2010- Salima Khakoo

3.2.2010
Salima Khakoo: A big thank you this month to a volunteer who is not officially a CLC volunteer. Last month, when one of CLC’s volunteer attorneys discovered they needed some help with a client’s immigration issues, Salima Khakoo stepped in to help the client with the special juvenile immigrant visa process.

Volunteer Of the Month, February 2010- Sam Lockner

2.2.2010
Sam Lockner, CLC’s February 2010 Volunteer of the Month
Recently, one of Sam’s clients was informed by county staff that he had to appear at a review hearing, even though the client had already chosen to waive his appearance and not attend. Sam was not afforded adequate notice of the county’s position and wasn’t able to help his client prepare for appearing in person at court.

John’s Story

John was removed from his mother’s home in 2004 due to neglect. John’s father lived out of state but John had little interest in living with him. In 2005 the county court ordered John and his brother into long term foster care…

Sarah’s Story

At age 16, Sarah was living on her own and working two jobs while going to high school. Her mother was incarcerated, and her father had been evicted and did not have a job; both had a history of substance abuse…

Dan’s Story

Dan, 18, did not know his father and his mother had a history of substance abuse and incarceration. Parental rights had been terminated and Dan had been a ward of the state for six years…

Kay’s Story

Kay’s mother—who had a long history of drug abuse and homelessness—sent her to live with her paternal grandmother. When her grandmother passed away, Kay went to live with her godparents…