May is National Foster Care Awareness Month

Connections to Independence (C2i), Hennepin County and Children’s Law Center of Minnesota have formed a partnership to raise awareness for older youth in foster care who are in the foster care system. We have collaborated with several media partners to assist us to galvanize the community to partner with our organizations to raise awareness for […]

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McKenna’s Law

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

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CLC Board and Staff mourn the loss of Ann Marie Hanrahan

Children’s Law Center of Minnesota Board of Directors and staff mourn the tragic loss of former Board member and long-standing volunteer attorney Ann Marie Hanrahan of 3M.  Ann Marie was a remarkable person and attorney who was passionate about children and advocating for their rights and needs.  Juggling her own heavy work schedule, Ann Marie […]

Read more donates access to its online research platform

We are thrilled to have received an in-kind donation of complimentary access to Litigation Pathfinder.  Thanks to this donation, CLC staff attorneys now have access to comprehensive online legal research.  This will enable us to conduct more effective and thorough research as we provide legal representation to youth in foster care.  Thank you  […]

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2016 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 […]

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Staff attorney – Debra Kovats – join the CLC legal team in November 2015!

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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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First Annual Northeast MN Pro Bono Social

The Volunteer Attorney Program and Children’s Law Center will be hosting the first annual Northeast Minnesota Pro Bono Social in Duluth on October 23rd. RSVP today!

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May Is National Foster Care Month

Children’s Law Center is partnering with a group on Minnesota nonprofits and agencies to promote foster care awareness during the month of May, which happens to be National Foster Care Month! These MNFCM Partners have produced a awareness video for Minnesota Foster Care Awareness, which features current and former foster youth. To watch the video and learn more about what you can do to get involved, please visit

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