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Meet the 2019 Summer Interns

Legal Intern Audrey Meyer (Pictured on Right) I am a rising 3L at the University of St. Thomas School of Law, where I am a student ambassador and Moot Court Director. I received my BS in Professional Writing at… Read More

CLC Staff Participates in Successful Guinness World Record Attempt

Wednesday, August 8, 2018, Children’s Law Center of Minnesota had the honor of participating in the Simon Says Give official Guinness World Records – High Five for Supplies backpack event at the Mall of America. The volunteers stuffed over 8,000… Read More

Become a volunteer attorney with CLC or support CLC financially – Here is why!

Watch this story and hear directly from CLC staff, a CLC volunteer attorney and a former client on how CLC volunteer attorneys make a difference in the lives of foster care children and youth. Watch the story here.

McKenna’s Law

Minnesota children who are subjects of a juvenile protection petition have a right to a lawyer … and if a child desires a lawyer, the court shall appoint a lawyer to represent the child who is ten years of age or order.

2015 Report to the Community

We are so grateful for the support of our many friends enabling us to continue to provide legal representation to Minnesota’s most vulnerable youth. Thank you to our dedicated team of pro bono attorneys, donors, board members, staff, and a host of other volunteers and interns who support our mission in so many ways. Many thanks to you all! Here is our 2015 report to the community.

Why do children need attorneys?

Lilia Panteleeva, CLC executive director and Sekou Moore, CLC former client explain why foster children need attorneys.    

MINNESOTA EXPUNGEMENT LAW IS CHANGING!

5/16/2014 Governor Dayton signed new juvenile and criminal records expungement legislation into law on  May 14, 2014. The new law will go into effect Jan. 1, 2015. Designed to help individuals rebuild their lives after contact with the… Read More

Children’s Law Center acts as legal advocates for children in foster care

5.12.2014 Lilia Panteleeva, executive director and Weida Allen, social worker talk to InsightNews about CLC’s legal advocacy for children in foster care. http://www.insightnews.com/news/12143-clc-acts-as-legal-advocates-for-children-in-foster-care    

Congress Passes Key Foster Care Education Bill

The recently enacted Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA) successfully amended the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), that acted as a barrier to child protection agencies receiving foster children’s educational records without parental consent.

Tips for Helping Children and Teens Before and After Visitation

Click here for tips on how you can support foster youth with birth family visits.