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  Children's Rights Litigation




1002 Russell Street
Covington, KY 41011
Telephone:       (859) 431-3313
Fax:                 (859) 655-7553
Email:              childrenslaw@fuse.net
Website:          www.childrenslawky.org


100% Children’s Law
Does Use Volunteer Attorneys


Since its start in 1989, the Children’s Law Center has provided legal representation for children in Kentucky in a wide variety of children’s law categories. Clients are referred from the courts, schools, health care professionals and other attorneys. Volunteers are recruited through the local bar and law schools.


The Children’s Law Center works with law students from Salmon P. Chase College of Law of Northern Kentucky University, the University of Kentucky Law School, and the University of Cincinnati Law School on fellowships and externships. Social work and criminal justice students from Northern Kentucky University, University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University also are involved with the Center.


Pro bono attorneys work independently, with information and back up provided by the two staff attorneys. Training and written materials are provided on an as-needed basis. CLE credit is available. The Center has brought impact litigation challenging the confinement of children in adult jails and for failure to provide counsel for children who have been committed.



416 W. Muhammad Ali Blvd., Ste. 300
Louisville, KY 40202
Telephone:       (502) 584-1254
Fax:                 (502) 584-8014
Website:          www.laslou.org


100% Children’s Law
Does Not Use Volunteer Attorneys


TeamChild is a collaboration with the Jefferson County Public Defender that began in 1999. The Public Defender represents youths in delinquency court while the Legal Aid Society staff accesses services for these clients such as the proper educational placement. These services may address the underlying causes of their delinquency and prevent the need for institutionalization. One staff attorney and one child development specialist handle approximately 50 to 100 cases a year. TeamChild does accept calls from the public and from children who are seeking legal information, however all clients are referred from the public defender.