How do I contact the Center?
ABA Center on Children and the Law
Do you take cases? Can you represent me?
How can I find a lawyer?
The Center does not provide legal advice.
Matters dealing with marriage, divorce, separation, domestic violence, child abduction, child custody & visitation, child support, adoption, trusts, wills, estates, child abuse and neglect, property, etc., are under the jurisdiction of state and local courts.
If you need to consult with a lawyer and cannot locate one through your personal contacts or local lawyer referral service:
- See FindLegalHelp.org
- Call the ABA Service Center, 1-800-285-2221
- Contact your state or local bar. Visit the State and Local Bar Directory.
How do I order ABA books and materials?
Order books from the ABA Web Store:
- Contact the ABA Service Center for fast, friendly live help: 1-800-285-2221 or 1-312-988-5522 (M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Central time (USA)).
- E-mail the ABA Service Center. Response time is two business days.
eProducts (Downloadable Products and Streaming Online CLE Courses)
Who do I contact about Child Law Practice Online subscriptions?
Contact Claire Chiamulera, 202-662-1724.
How do you decide what work, training, or projects you’ll do? You trained us two years ago at no cost, why can’t you do that again?
Center staff work on projects funded through state, federal and private grants or contracts. These grants and contracts detail what work must be done with their funding. Any training or technical assistance provided at no cost to you must fall within grant parameters. Such projects are funded for several years and end; you may have gotten training several years ago under a project now over.
There is always more need than resources when supporting children’s legal rights. We are grateful to the ABA for its continuing support but the need is greater still than what the ABA provides. We must seek grants and organizational funding to continue our work. (See Support)