News & Events

Upcoming Metro Area CLE Training

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. Click on Read More below to see the dates for upcoming CLE trainings.

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Save the Date for our 20th Anniversary Celebration!

Join us as we celebrate CLC’s 20 years of providing free legal advocacy to at-risk, abused and disenfranchised children and children in foster care. Mark your calendar for Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm at Windows on Minnesota, 50th floor, IDS Center, 80 South 8th Street, Minneapolis, MN. More information to follow!

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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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CLC to Recognize our 2013 Graduates

5.15.2013 – We have some rather remarkable news. As you know, foster youth can now stay in foster care up until age 21. CLC has 22 clients enrolled in the 18-21 extended foster care program who are turning 21 in 2013 and will permanently age out of the foster care system. We are thrilled to report that these 22 clients are beating the odds!

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Volunteer Spotlight: Bryan Carroll

3.15.2013
Bryan is an attorney at UnitedHealthcare’s legal department supporting the company’s Legal Risk Management teams. Bryan has been a volunteer with CLC for three years and has represented five clients.

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Youth Summer Camp & Work Opportunities

Updated 2.28.2013
With spring just around the corner, it’s time to get thinking about summer camps! CLC kids have the same opportunities as everyone else to go to camp, form friendships, learn new skills, and experience the wonders of nature! To help you and your client find a camp that would be a good fit for them, we’ve listed those on our website that have at least partial scholarships available for children in need. In addition to scholarships through the camps themselves, alternate funding may be available through your client’s county worker, adoption worker, or mental health worker. Please call our CLC Social Worker, Rachel Ayoub, for additional information. Most applications are due in late March or Early April.

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Goodbye 2012-Welcome to 2013!

1.16.2013
Happy New Year! Big things are happening that help foster youth this January!

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New Faces at CLC!

1.16.2013
CLC is pleased to welcome Heather Wolfgram as CLC’s new Director of Development, Shannon Mitchell as CLC’s new VISTA Attorney, and Dede Carter as CLC’s Ignation Volunteer Corps Social Worker.

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Scholarship Opportunities and Financial Funding for Foster Youth

Updated 1.16.2013

Deadlines are fast approaching for scholarships and funding available to foster youth who are continuing their education/ training the fall of 2013.

Click here to learn more about scholarships and other financial funding for foster youth.

Learn more about Education Training Vouchers, national and local scholarships, and grants and funding available for recreational activities such as: sports, music lessons, educational classes and more.

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Sophie’s Story

Meet CLC Client Sophie and her Volunteer Attorney Anne Lockner

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