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The District’s Work on Children’s Mental Health Is Incomplete
May 9, 2013

A year after Children’s Law Center released a plan to improve the District’s children’s mental health system, a report card shows some progress in three key areas, but that much more work needs to be done.


Skadden DC's Impact Project Brings New Pro Bono Attorneys to Children's Law Center
September 24, 2012

Skadden's DC office will join lawyers from LivingSocial, Northrup Grumman and Cisco Systems for a new "Impact Project," which will bring new pro bono attorneys to Children's Law Center and two other legal services organizations.

Helping Children Soar Benefit Highlights Success in Education Work
September 6, 2012

Children’s Law Center will showcase successful educational advocacy at the 2012 Helping Children Soar Benefit. The September 13 event will feature middle school student Sky Stringer, a Children’s Law Center client, as emcee. Arnold & Porter LLC and the General Electric Company will receive awards for their partnership for pro bono special education representation.

Children’s Law Center Launches Plan to Reform the District’s Children’s Mental Health System
May 8, 2012

Children’s Law Center issues a blueprint for change in the District’s children’s mental health system with a plan being released tomorrow. Based on comparisons to national statistics, there are at least 5,000 children in DC who do not receive the mental health treatment they need.

Children's Law Center Welcomes Announcement of New CFSA Director
December 8, 2011

Children's Law Center welcomes the announcement of a permanent director for the District's Child and Family Services Agency. A committed leader for CFSA means that desperately needed changes in policy and practice may finally be within reach.

Children's Law Center and Arnold & Porter File Lawsuit on Behalf of Fathers
October 6, 2011

Children’s Law Center and Arnold & Porter filed a lawsuit against the District of Columbia challenging the District’s infringement on the rights of children and their parents who live outside the District to live together.

CLC Press Statement at Dixon Exit Calls for Improvements to Children's Mental Health Services
September 12, 2011

Children’s Law Center warns that while the District deserves credit for making enough progress to exit the Dixon class action lawsuit, the children's mental health system remains in need of major reforms and improvements.

DC’s Children’s Law Center Named One of the Top 50 Nonprofits to Work for in America
April 5, 2011
Children's Law Center Kicks Off New Campaign
October 21, 2010
CLC Volunteer Named Top Pro Bono Lawyer by DC Bar
June 10, 2010
Children’s Law Center and Creative Video of Washington Win Telly Award
May 10, 2010

New Law Paves Way to Create More Than 100 New Families Annually
April 21, 2010
Children’s Law Center Hires Evelyn Becker to Lead Pro Bono Partnerships
March 2, 2010
Children's Law Center Adds Strength to Board of Directors
January 19, 2010
Children's Law Center Welcomes New Board Members Evan Farber and Carmen McLean
July 13, 2009
CLC Receives Mayor’s 2009 Community Service Award
April 22, 2009
WWPR Announces the Children's Law Center as New Pro Bono Client
January 13, 2009
CLC Staff Attorneys Honored as Frederick B. Abramson Public Interest Fellows
November 5, 2008
While Parties Negotiate, Thousands of Children in DC Suffer
February 6, 2006

CLC's mission fits perfectly with our "KidsFirst" initiative at McDermott Will & Emery. Our lawyers participate in special education appeals, adoption matters and guardian ad litem work. The commitment and expertise of CLC's staff is extraordinary, and their training and ongoing mentoring are first-rate. This has become one of our broadest and deepest pro bono relationships firm-wide.

-H. Guy Collier
Partner, McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Chair, CLC Board of Directors

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