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 Children's Law Committee was created during the 2008-2009 in response to a request to then LSBA President Elizabeth Foote from members of the Louisiana Legislative Task Force on Representation in Child Protection Cases. The group sought an appropriate forum in which all parties practicing law related to children's issues could discuss matter in a manner which could benefit their practices. The current 23 member committee includes legal services attorneys, private practitioners, judges, etc. Their diverse backgrounds enhance the committee's ability to work through initiatives to benefit children, parents and professionals who serve them.

List of Attorneys Qualified to Represent Children in Need of Care

Latest Childrens Law News and Events

Register today with LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org!

The LSBA is excited to announce that LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org launched on Monday, August 22nd. LA.FreeLegalAnswers.org 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.

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2017 Pro Bono Publico and Children's Law Awards
The Louisiana State Bar Association (LSBA), in conjunction with the Louisiana Supreme Court, will recognize the pro bono accomplishments of public interest legal professionals and law students during the Pro Bono Publico and Children’s Law Awards Ceremony May 23, 2017 at the Louisiana Supreme Court Building in New Orleans. 
To view a complete list of winners click here

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