Rutgers School of Law Child Advocacy Clinic

About Rutgers School of Law Child Advocacy Clinic

About this Organization:
Students in the CAC work on a variety of cases and projects concerning children and low-income families. In some cases, students act as Law Guardians (attorneys) for children who have been brought before the family court because of child abuse and/or child neglect concerns. Many of these children have been removed from the care of their parents, at least temporarily, and are residing in foster care or with relatives. In these cases, students are responsible for ensuring that the legal interests and needs of these children are being met. As part of this representation, students appear in court hearings in the Essex County Superior Court, Family Division. On other cases, students represent family members in fair hearings (like mini-trials) before administrative law judges (of the Office of Administrative Law and the Office of Hearings and Appeals) where individuals have been wrongly denied needed public benefits or incorrectly terminated from benefit programs. In these hearings, students do everything from interviewing clients to writing briefs to representing clients at hearings.

Legal Services Provided
Education Law
Family Law
Health Care Law
Websites & Blogs
Rutgers School of Law Child Advocacy Clinic Website
Contact & Map
Rutgers School of Law Newark
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102
Telephone: (973) 353-3196
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