News & Events

Governor’s Task Force and Family Assessment/Resources Work Group Meetings January 8th 2015

Governor’s Task Force and Family Assessment/Resources Work Group Meetings January 8th 2015 Screening and Transparency Work Group The Screening and Transparency group met on January 8 from 9-11:30 am with the main agenda items being teens at risk and SSIS, the computer system for recording reports of child maltreatment. Children’s Law Center Executive Director Lilia [...]

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Initial Recommendations from The Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children

Initial recommendations from The Governor’s Task Force on the Protection of Children comprise a bill that aims to put a child’s needs first, over the needs of the family when suspected child maltreatment is reported.  The task force formed …after the death of 4-year-old Eric Dean, who was repeatedly abused by his step-mother, Amanda Peltier. [...]

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Homeless Youth Handbook – Minnesota

Baker & McKenzie, Ecolab and Southern Minnesota Regional Legal Services with additional support from Children’s Law Center of Minnesota launched the Homeless Youth Handbook – Minnesota, a free resource to help homeless youth in the area understand their legal rights. http://www.homelessyouth.org/

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19th Anniversary Celebration & Benefit

Thank you to all our sponsors and volunteers for making CLC’s 19th Anniversary Celebration and Benefit a success and helping us raise funds to continue to provide free legal representation to youth in foster care. We celebrated the inspiring resilience of children and the extraordinary dedication of our volunteers. Because of the commitment of 250 volunteer attorneys, CLC is able to provide legal representation to 500-600 foster care children each year, helping them navigate the child welfare and foster care systems. Our annual celebration & benefit plays a very large role in financially supporting this work.

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Summer 2014 Newsletter

Our Summer 2014 Newsletter is online! Stay up to date on CLC news, events, trainings, advocacy, and pressing issues for foster youth.

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Why do children need attorneys?

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

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2013 Community Report

We are pleased to share our 2013 Community Report. This report summarizes our work in 2013 and recognizes the individuals, businesses, organizations and foundations that provided vital support.

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Upcoming Metro Area Training Session!

Volunteer Attorney Training: CLC’s next Minneapolis Volunteer Attorney Training is on March 13, 2015. Be an advocate for abused and neglected children. Train to be a CLC volunteer attorney. This half-day training earns attorneys 3.75 CLE credits and is the perfect fit for anyone’s busy schedule. This is an updated training for new and current volunteer attorneys, judges, county attorneys, public defenders, social workers and other child advocates.

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Children’s Law Center of Minnesota Appoints Lilia Panteleeva as Executive Director

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota, a nonprofit organization that helps abused and neglected children throughout the state, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lilia Panteleeva as its Executive Director, effective July 1, 2013. Ms. Panteleeva comes from Thomson Reuters, where she managed and trained Westlaw reference attorneys, and most recently was the Director of [...]

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Nancy Sullivan, CLC Board Member and Friend

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota Board of Directors and staff mourn the tragic loss of fellow Board member and volunteer lawyer Nancy Sullivan. Nancy was an extraordinary person and lawyer who was passionate about children and advocating for their rights and needs. Her energy and commitment to her foster children clients and Children’s Law Center [...]

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