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.
A redacted motion for the plaintiff in a custody case to authorize service by posting only.
A redacted complaint for custody of the minor child to be filed by the plaintiff.
A consent answer for birth parents to file in a custody case.
PDF application for the plaintiff to proceed In Forma Pauperis in a custody case.
A redacted motion to intervene as a third party in an existing custody matter.
Form to enter your appearance with the court as counsel for a third party in a custody case.
Redacted model of the petitioner’s motion to authorize service by posting or publication in an adoption (neglect) case.
Redacted questions for direct examination of the petitioner in an adoption (neglect) trial.
Redacted questions for direct examination of the social worker in an adoption (neglect) trial.
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