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Addressing Fear and Uncertainty: LFC Statement on Protecting Children's Rights

Lawyers For Children was founded to protect the rights of some of our society’s most vulnerable children.  Every day, we use the power of the law to vigorously advocate for our young clients in and outside of foster care, who face incredible obstacles in their daily lives.


Epic Foundation Taps Lawyers For Children to Join International Portfolio

Lawyers For Children among 10 new grantees for Epic Foundation, which seeks to bridge the gap between philanthropists and high-impact social change organizations focused on children and youth


Landmark Decision Expands Narrow Definition of “Parent”

In a victory for children as well as for the LGBT community, the New York Court of Appeals has recognized the rights of parents to seek custody and visitation with their children, regardless of whether they have a biological or adoptive connection to the child...

Seth Gelblum

In Memoriam: Seth Gelblum (1954-2016)

It is with deepest sadness that the board, staff and young clients of Lawyers For Children mourn the death of our dear friend and founding board member, Seth Gelblum...

Lawyers For Children Successfully Opposes Settlement

Lawyers For Children Successfully Opposes Settlement that Would Curtail Advocates’ Ability to Bring Impact Litigation

Lawyers For Children is pleased to report a recent victory in the ongoing fight for reform to the foster care system. In the summer of 2015, a class action lawsuit was brought against the city...

New York Law Journal

Karen Freedman, Executive Director, was selected by the New York Law Journal as a 2016 honoree for Lawyers Who Lead By Example

The New York Law Journal announces the 2016 honorees for Lawyers Who Lead by Example in three categories: Lifetime Achievement, Public Service and Pro Bono. The attorneys will be featured in a special section and honored at a dinner on Sept. 20...

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