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L

LAW GUARDIAN
A lawyer who represents children and young people in New York State Family Court.

LFC OR LAWYERS FOR CHILDREN
An organization in New York City that provides free lawyers, called law guardians, and social workers to advocate for children and young people in New York State Family Court.

“L” PETITION OR VOLUNTARY FOSTER CARE PLACEMENT PETITION
L is the letter designation for a case filed in New York City Family Court when a child or young person is voluntarily placed in foster care by their parent or guardian. The six-month permanency hearing for children and young people voluntarily placed in foster care will also be filed as an L case.