skip to content

Pro Bono Net

Lawyers serving the public good.

Support Center for Child Advocates

The Support Center for Child Advocates, founded in 1977, is the country's oldest and largest pro bono legal and social services agency for children. Their mission is to advocate for abused and neglected children in Philadelphia, with the goal of securing a permanent, nurturing environment for every child.

Description of Services: provides pro bono legal representation and social services to abused, neglected, abandoned and medically needy children in Philadelphia through the use of Child Advocates, who are specially trained volunteer attorneys who work with staff social workers and lawyers in child protection cases, adoption cases, kinship care cases, and cases involving medically needy children who are in the child welfare system.

  • County(s) of Volunteer Opportunity: Philadelphia
  • Area of law: Family & Juvenile, Child abuse and neglect
  • Populations Served: Children
  • Malpractice insurance is provided for volunteers: Yes
  • Training Provided: Yes
  • Training Required: Yes
  • CLE credit for trainings: Yes
  • Training / Supervision Comments: A Volunteers Training Workshop is offered twice a year, offering 6 CLE credits, including one ethics credit. Along with the workshop is a half-day courtroom observation program, mandatory for all volunteers.
  • CLE credit for pro bono: No
  • Mentoring or supervision offered: No
  • Volunteer lawyers need to meet a caseload or hours requirement: No
  • Volunteers may participate long-distance: No
Download this organization and add it to your address book.
Please report any corrections to this organization's information.

Thanks to PBN Sponsors:

  • www.serve-now.com
Pro Bono and legal aid attorney resources - Pro Bono Net

Volunteer Profile

Marc Borbely is a volunteer mentor with the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center's Advocacy & Justice Clinic.  The Advocacy & Justice Clinic places more than 325 cases per year with volunteer attorneys for full representation in the areas of housing, family law, consumer law, and public benefits. READ MORE

Not a lawyer?

Need legal help?

LawHelp.org

Legal info for the public

Webby Winner Logo

LawHelp.org Named Best Law Site in 2007 Webby Awards