Building Better Futures For Young People


Our Management Team


The Children's Law Center staff members bring a variety of backgrounds and fields of expertise to our organization's work. CLC is comprised of attorneys, social workers, paralegals, client support, human resources, fiscal, and operational staff. Together, they work to support better futures for children and their families.

Our managing staff includes:

  • Karen Simmons, Esq.
    Executive Director

  • Tanisha S. McKnight, Esq.
    Director of Paralegal
    and Volunteer Services
  • Barbara H. Dildine, Esq.
    Deputy Director - Appeals

  • Tracey Trolonone, LMSW
    Director of Social Work
  • Martha Schniederman, Esq.
    Deputy Director - Trial and Training

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