Tag: foster youth
November 1, 2021 “…The need for volunteer attorneys is greater than ever. Panteleeva stresses that no prior experience is needed, just compassion for the kids. She has worked with attorneys who have no courtroom experience, or work in… Read More
Our clients face many barriers to housing and stability, and are most vulnerable to the impacts of the pandemic, unemployment and America’s reckoning with race. CLC is working closely with the courts to address the needs of our… Read More
CLC’s focus is to continue our services while being safe regarding COVID-19. CLC legal team and volunteer attorneys continue to regularly connect with clients via facetime and phone calls, and submit motions as needed. We know that youth… Read More
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.
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Jessica is a relatively new volunteer attorney with CLC. In 2011, along with several other Medtronic Attorneys, Jessica became involved with CLC. Jessica currently represents an older foster care youth and her representation of this youth has been outstanding.
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.
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…
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