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November 07, 2019 Practice Points

Five Ways to Get Involved in the Children’s Rights Litigation Committee

Want to help out this committee? Here are a few options.

By Shannon Prown

We are regularly contacted by lawyers around the country who want to get involved in the work of the Children’s Rights Litigation Committee (CRLC). Here are five ways you can get involved today.

  1. Write for the CRLC website and newsletter! For the website, the CRLC regularly posts Practice Points, like this one. These are short, practical pieces aimed at assisting children’s lawyers in their work. You can write about an idea that you have or contact us, and we’ll give you some ideas to choose from. These are meant to be short and generally only take about 15 to 30 minutes to put together. The newsletter, Children's Rights Litigation, is published quarterly, and we are always looking for topics and/or authors.
  2. Follow CRLC on social media including Facebook and our committee director on Twitter. CRLC also has a YouTube channel with inspiring and helpful video content.
  3. Record a podcast. You can record it on your phone and present it as a lecture or partner with someone else for an interview format. This is a simple way to deliver innovative content on a topic of your choice. Committee podcasts can be found here.
  4. Get in touch with the committee to share ideas for trainings or resources. What are the issues that you see as most pressing for children’s lawyers in your community? What topic do you need to understand better in order to be the most zealous advocate for children that you can be? Let us know so that we can put together resources that are responsive to the needs of the children’s law community.
  5. Share CRLC content! We have resources on the CRLC website that include articles, practice points, podcasts, webinars, teleconferences, and more! These are free resources designed to help lawyers provide quality legal services to their child clients. You can share these resources with your networks, social media, list serves, and as materials for trainings.

Inspired to get involved? Contact our committee director to get started!

Shannon Prown is senior director of Business Development & Marketing at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP and a cochair of the Committee

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