The Children's Law Center is a not-for-profit law firm focusing on defending children's rights in the New York area. Since 1997, our child advocate attorneys have been dedicated to representing children in a wide range of court proceedings. These include custody, guardianship, visitation, domestic violence, and child protective cases.
Children are unique and express themselves in both verbal and non-verbal ways. CLC attorneys, social workers, and paralegals gather this understanding by interviewing the child and then advocating for our clients' wishes. We are court appointed to represent their interests, act as Attorney for the Child (AFC), before New York State courts. Our employees and volunteers are driven by a passion to serve our communities and a desire to provide excellent legal representation to our clients, covering a diverse population in Brooklyn, Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island..