Children's Law Center Kicks Off New Campaign

Oct 20, 2010, 11:28 ET from Children's Law Center

Excellent Opportunity for Lawyers to help DC's Neediest Kids

WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Law Center announced this week the launch of its new Lawyers for Children Campaign.  The six-week campaign is designed to expose associates, counsel and other colleagues to opportunities to improve the lives of the District's children.

In conjunction with the campaign, CLC's announces an 18-member Advisory Board representing attorneys from law firms, law schools and corporations across the District.  Advisory Board members act as CLC ambassadors within their organizations to encourage their colleagues to support the campaign.

Advisory Board members represent legal organizations in the District of Columbia committed to public service, including Arnold & Porter, Blank Rome, Bryan Cave, Clifford Chance, Covington & Burling, Crowell & Moring, Fish & Richardson, Hunton & Williams, Jones Day, Latham & Watkins, McDermott Will & Emery, McKenna Long & Aldridge, Patton Boggs, Sidley Austin, Skadden, Williams & Connolly, American University and the Podesta Group.

"The Advisory Board's enthusiasm in launching the campaign and introducing their colleagues to Children's Law Center has been tremendous," said Evelyn Becker, pro bono director at Children's Law Center.

The campaign will run from October 18 through Thanksgiving.  During that time participants will learn about the work of Children's Law Center and form new friendships with fellow supporters.

"At Jones Day, we just took on our 20th pro bono case through Children's Law Center and we know how important this work is.  We are excited to spread the word about CLC's new Lawyers for Children campaign," said Carmen McLean, CLC Board Member and Chair of CLC's Advisory Board.  "I'm delighted to lead a campaign that, with the generous support of our colleagues, will help even more needy children in the District."

For more information on the campaign visit Children's Law Center.  And join them for a Campaign Kickoff Happy Hour on Tuesday, October 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at their offices.

About Children's Law Center

Children's Law Center works to give every child in the District of Columbia a solid foundation of family, health and education.  As the largest provider of free legal services in the District, our 75-person staff partners with local pro bono attorneys to serve 1,200 at-risk children each year.  We use this expertise to advocate for changes in the District's laws, policies and programs.  For more information, visit

SOURCE Children's Law Center