Volunteer of The Month, CLC Volunteer Attorney Practice Point, News and MORE!
VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH: SARA ERICKSON-NELSON
We are proud to announce Sara Erickson-Nelson (pictured left) as our May 2011 volunteer of the month.
Sara started volunteering with CLC in 2009. Since 2009, she has represented several children in many challenging cases. Her first case involved two clients and had numerous contested hearings. One of her clients had two separate trials. The first trial lasted several days and ....Read MORE
ALL HANDS ON DECK!
CLC is requesting ALL HANDS ON DECK! In April alone, CLC was appointed to 31 new cases and 16 clients who had previously been dismissed have re-entered.
If you are at all able to take a case, please call Anne Gueinzius at 651.644.4438. If you have not been trained, please call Jessica Passaro at 651.644.4438 to sign up for the next CLC training on June 29th (Details below). If you know someone else who may be interested, please pass this information along to them.
Tom Fraser, Esq. CLC Board Member and CLC Volunteer Attorney, recipient of the
2011 Hennepin County Bar Association’s Professionalism Award
This award is granted with the belief that professionalism fosters respect and trust between lawyers, the judiciary, and the public; serves the best interest of clients; promotes the efficient resolution of disputes; and improves the administration of justice.
MAY 2011 VOLUNTEER ATTORNEY PRACTICE POINT
: Placement Advocacy for Clients in Foster Care
Of Minnesota’s 5,410 youth in foster care in 2009, 16.5% were placed with a relative, 43.8% were in non-relative family foster homes, 11.2% were in pre-adoptive homes, and 24.7% were in congregate care—10.1% in group homes and 14.5% in institutions. Youth may spend years in foster care and may live in multiple placements. These youth often live with the insecurity of not knowing where they will live. Click here to READ MORE.
Representing Youth in Foster Care
CLC’s Next Representing Youth in Foster Care Training will be held:
WHEN: June 29, 2011, 8 am-4:30 pm
WHERE: Gray Plant Mooty, IDS Center, Minneapolis
TO REGISTER: Click HERE to print Registration Form