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What is CLC’s Legal Helpline?
Children’s Law Center's Legal Helpline is available 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.
Foster, kinship and adoptive parents seeking legal representation and parents referred by a pediatrician can talk with a Helpline attorney to determine if they are eligible for free representation from Children's Law Center.
Helpline callers with legal questions outside of our areas of expertise are provided with information about other agencies or resources in the DC community that may be of assistance.
Helpline can be reached at 202-467-4900 option 3.
Helpline hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
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