Welcome to our resource library.
Children's Law Center publishes a number of materials for legal and non-legal audiences to gain a better understanding of issues related to DC's children and learn more about our work. Use the tabs below to select resources related to your interest area.
In addition to these materials, we also run a legal Helpline during regular business hours to provide information to DC residents and to assist attorneys representing children in DC’s Family Court. Through the Helpline, Children's Law Center attorneys provide legal information, advice and referrals on issues related to our work – child welfare, education, health care access, child custody, guardianship and adoption. The Helpline number is 202-467-4900 option 3. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9am-5pm.
Use this checklist as a suggested guide when you meet with your caregiver client for the first time.
A check list for proposed next steps in an adoption or guardianship case.
A check list for proposed next steps in a Third Party Custody case.
A check list of important steps in a Custody Guardian ad Litem case.
A check list of important steps in a Housing Conditions case.
A check list for proposed next steps in a Special Education case.
Children's Law Center runs a legal helpline during regular business hours to provide information related to our wor to DC residents and to assist attorneys representing children in DC’s Family Court.
A blank form to complete Custodial Power of Attorney. Includes an FAQ about Custodial Power of Attorney and a form for the parent to revoke a previously signed Custodial Power of Attorney.
Every day, Children’s Law Center receives requests for pro bono attorneys to represent some of DC’s most vulnerable children and families. These attorneys help children in the District achieve the solid foundation of family, health, and education that they need to succeed. In this document you will find more information about becoming a pro bono attorney for Children's Law Center.