Wendy is a long standing CLC volunteer. She completed her training in 1997 and took her first case in 1998. She usually takes children with significant development disabilities and special needs. Given her clients’ significant needs, Wendy ensures that she has all her clients relevant assessments and case information, she connects with their special education teachers and resources and uses developmentally appropriate language to ensure her clients understand her role. She has represented 20 CLC clients and currently has three.
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.
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
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.
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.
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 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.
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.