About Our Practice
Since 1997, The Children's Law Center has represented more than 100,000 children in New York City court proceedings. CLC attorneys listen carefully to our clients, help them understand their options, and vigorously protect their rights to a safe, secure, and supportive home and family connections.
Over the course of our history as a law firm, CLC has grown from two tireless advocates into a team of attorneys, social workers, paralegals, support staff and volunteers, all of whom work together and utilize a comprehensive and supportive approach toward representing children. Both the legal and social work staff receive intensive and specialized training on the issues involved in representing children. These topics include child development and interviewing skills, the effect of separation and divorce upon parents and children, the dynamics and impact upon children of domestic violence and child abuse, and the appropriate use of alternative dispute resolution. Training also includes trial advocacy skills, ethics, and negotiation techniques.
We help children at the center of disputes involving:
- Abuse & Neglect
- Termination of Parental Rights
- Domestic Violence
- Child Protective Services
- Child Support
- Voluntary Foster Care Placement
- Persons in Need of Supervision