Children's Law Committee

The mission of the Children's Law Committee is to provide a forum through which attorneys and judges working with children can promote improvements and changes in the legal system which benefit children, parents and the professionals who serve these families.

The Committee was established in 2008 in response to a request from members of the Louisiana Legislative Task Force on Representation in Child Protection Cases. The commitee is now a "standing committee" of the LSBA, composed of judges, court representatives, legal aid attorneys, private practitioners, Department of Children and Family Services attorneys, and other children's advocates.

Check out the Committee's latest project, a guide to "becoming an adult" for youth in foster care.

Becoming an Adult: Legal Rights in Louisiana

 List of Attorneys Qualified to Represent Children in Need of Care

Latest Childrens Law News and Events

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The LSBA is excited to announce the launch of is a new website that connects low-income individuals with attorneys. Through the website, attorney volunteers will be able to log in whenever and wherever they like to anonymously respond to legal questions submitted by individuals who could not otherwise afford to consult an attorney.


Online nominations open for 2018 Pro Bono, Children’s Law Awards
Nominations for the Louisiana State Bar Association's (LSBA) 2018 Pro Bono and Children's Law Awards are now being accepted online. Nominations must be received by 4:30pm, Friday, Feb. 23.

Awards recognize outstanding achievement in several categories - Children's Law Award, Law Student Award, Friend of Pro Bono Award, Pro Bono Publico Award, Career Public Interest Award, and the David A. Hamilton Lifetime Achievement Award. Also, attorneys who have provided more than 100 hours of volunteer services are recognized with the LSBA Century Club Award.

Award recipients will be honored at a May 22nd reception hosted by the Louisiana Supreme Court.

For more information on the award categories and submission information, go to Once there, log in as an LSBA member or guest. For assistance, email ATJ Administrative Assistant Nicole Louque at

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