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 become Guardians ad litem (GAL) in Nebraska’s Juvenile Court System. The CJC provides a multidisciplinary approach to give students a holistic view of how to represent children and interact with the social workers and mental health professionals who are often involved in juvenile court cases. Law students participating in the Children’s Justice Clinic will learn the knowledge and skills necessary to be effective advocates ensuring that the children they represent receive high quality representation. Michelle Paxton, J.D., serves as the Director, and members of the multidisciplinary team include psychologists, child welfare practitioners, social workers, and mental health practitioners at CCFL who provide consultation for this clinic.