What is CLP Online?

In January 2012, CLP Online launched as a Web-based version of ABA Child Law Practice, the Center's monthly subscription-based periodical for child law practitioners. It took the former print issue and moved it online. The new Web version allows us to share CLP content with readers faster and provides a richer more interactive experience. Content is also searchable.

How do I access subscriber-only content?

First, you need to be a CLP subscriber to access subscriber-only content. Select “Subscribe” from the navigation bar to subscribe. You do not need to be an ABA member to subscribe.

If you are a current subscriber, you should have received an ABA ID and password. There are two ways to login:

  • Select the “Sign In” option in the upper right corner of any page and you’ll be prompted to enter your ID and password. You’ll then be able to access all premium content on the site.
  • When attempting to access subscriber-only content, you’ll be prompted to enter your ID and password. Enter the ID and password and you’ll then be able to access all premium content on the site.

For help, contact Claire Chiamulera, 202/662-1724.


I don't have my login information. What should I do?

Contact Claire Chiamulera, 202/662-1513.


Can I see a sample issue before subscribing?

Yes, view our sample issue. No login required.


Is a PDF file of the issue available that I can download and print?

Yes. Subscribers can download a PDF file of each issue that retains the look and feel of the print issue.

For the current issue: select “Download PDF” below the Featured Stories listing for the current issue on the CLP Online home page.

For a back issue: select "Archives" from the navigation menu and navigate to the desired volume and issue. Select the issue you’d like to download from the “Download PDF” list on the right side of the page.


Will I be notified when the latest issue is available?

Yes, you will receive a CLP Alert vial email early in the month notifying you that the latest issue is online. If you are a current subscriber and are not receiving your CLP Alerts, call 202/662-1724.


Is CLP still available in print?

Library subscribers may continue to receive the print issue. We are exploring IP authentication, the preferred method for libraries to receive electronic periodical content. In the meantime, we will continue to mail print issues to libraries.

We encourage individual and organizational subscribers to give CLP Online a try. We do make exceptions in some cases for those who still prefer a print issue.