Children’s Justice Clinic

The Children’s Justice Clinic (CJC) is a partnership between CCFL and the University of Nebraska College of Law to train third-year law students to serve as guardians ad litem (GAL) in Nebraska’s Juvenile Court System through clinical education. The CJC, led by Director Michelle Paxton, J.D., delivers a holistic and experiential learning environment. Law students are educated and mentored by experts as they represent their child clients and interact with the social workers and mental health professionals involved in juvenile court cases. CCFL offers consultation with a multidisciplinary team of practitioners in psychology, child welfare, social work, and mental health. Law students participating in the CJC gain the specialized knowledge and skills needed to provide children with the high-quality representation and advocacy they deserve.