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‘The Voice’ finalist Braiden Sunshine, Dan River Girls to perform Thursday, Sept. 15, for Children’s Law Center birthday

Braiden Sunshine, a finalist a couple of seasons ago on NBC’s hit music competition “The Voice,” is scheduled to participate in a benefit for the Children’s Law Center (CLC) of Central North Carolina’s first-annual Birthday Blast.

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Erink McKee ('15) in the Wake Forest Elder Law Clinic displaying the site she and her husband Phillip Bost created, VoterIDHelp.org.

Wake Forest Law named among best law schools for practical training

The National Jurist named Wake Forest Law as one of the best law schools for practical training in February 2015. The grading was based on the number of students who participated in the law school’s growing hands-on learning opportunities including clinics and externships. Clinic students had myriad chances to do just that over the past year from arguing and winning a federal appeal to delivering more than $1,000,000 in value to business and community development in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, area and beyond. At least two clinics secured significant grants to help area children and senior citizens this academic year. Alumni who are interested in working with the clinics, should contact Professor Steve Virgil, who is executive director of experiential education, at virgilsm@wfu.edu or 336.758.4280. Continue reading »

Children’s Law Center of North Carolina, home of the Child Advocacy Clinic, to celebrate 10th anniversary Thursday, Sept. 17

The Children’s Law Center of North Carolina will celebrate its 10th anniversary of giving children their say in court on Sept. 17, 2015, with two events. Continue reading »

New grant allows Child Advocacy Clinic to expand custody guardianship for domestic violence victims

A new grant will allow Wake Forest Law’s Child Advocacy Clinic and the Children’s Law Center of North Carolina to partner to hire a custody attorney guardian for families where there is both domestic violence and issues over the custody of minor children. Continue reading »

The National Jurist names Wake Forest Law among best schools for practical training

The National Jurist magazine has listed Wake Forest Law among 86 law schools considered the best for practical training in its March 2015 issue. The highest weight, 30 percent, was placed on the number of students participating in clinics. Wake Forest Law offers a seven clinics for students, including clinics in trial advocacy, appellate advocacy, child advocacy and elder law. Externships, which Wake Forest Law offers throughout the Carolinas and Washington, D.C., among others, were weighted at 25 percent.

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Naomi Judd, keynote speaker at Home Free 2014

Naomi Judd speaks from the heart at sold-out Home Free fundraiser for Children’s Law Center and Family Services

Naomi Judd entered Benton Convention Center in Winston-Salem, N.C. greeting the more than 500 attendees with her Southern voice announcing, “Hello North Carolina!” She told the crowd that her husband is from Garner, N.C. so she considers us all ‘cousins’ and is looking forward to some N.C. barbecue. With boundless energy and strikingly beautiful at 68-years young (as she freely admits), she was the keynote speaker for the 2014 Home Free fundraising event on Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014 speaking about domestic violence awareness and sharing personal experiences from her life on this topic. This year’s fundraising event was the most successful to date in its third year, selling 200 more tickets than last year and raising more than $110,000.

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Children’s Law Center hosts ‘Home Free,’ annual benefit to end domestic violence in Forsyth County on Thursday, Oct. 11

In an effort to raise awareness in Forsyth County about the impact of domestic violence in our community, the Children’s Law Center of Central North Carolina is partnering with Family Services, Inc. to present  “Home Free,” an annual benefit to end domestic violence at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the WFU Bridger Field House.

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Child Advocacy Clinic Spring 2012

Child Advocacy Clinic rewarding for students while benefitting Piedmont children

Bob Rosenberg (’11) describes his semester with the inaugural class of the Child Advocacy Clinic in Fall 2010 as the most rewarding experience he had at Wake Forest law school. As the result of his team’s efforts, a young child was permitted to remain in the custody of his grandmother, in a nurturing and drug-free home. Continue reading »

Center advocates for children caught up in domestic violence

The law office of Iris Sunshine (’89)  isn’t much different than other law offices, except for the room full of toys. Continue reading »

New Child Advocacy Clinic provides students unique opportunity

The Wake Forest University School of Law’s new Child Advocacy Clinic will give students a unique opportunity to represent children in a variety of legal settings. Continue reading »