Barbara H. Dildine
is the Deputy Director of the Brooklyn office of the Children's Law Center. She is a
graduate of New
York University Law School and worked as a staff attorney and later director of
appeals at the Legal Aid Society of New York City, Juvenile Rights Division,
from 1974 until the founding of the Children's Law Center in 1997. She
is a past recipient of the Kathryn A. McDonald award.
The Children's Law Center
The Children’s Law Center (CLC) is a not-for-profit law
firm that provides representation to children in custody/visitation, domestic
violence, guardianship, and related cases and is funded by the New York State
Office of Court Administration. Using an
interdisciplinary model of representation by attorneys and social workers, CLC
is assigned by the judges in the Bronx and Brooklyn Family
Courts and the Integrated Domestic Violence Parts in Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island Supreme and Criminal Courts as law
guardian to the children in these cases.
CLC began accepting cases in Brooklyn Family Court in December 1997. The Bronx office opened in May 2002, and, in December 2003, CLC
opened its Queens and Staten
Island office. In 2003, CLC provided representation to
children in over 5,000 cases. The staff
is composed of an Executive Director, Deputy Directors in each borough office,
staff attorneys, social workers, paralegals, and clerical staff. CLC also operates an externship clinic for Brooklyn Law School students in its Brooklyn office.
Last updated January 13, 2005
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