Welcome to the Flaherty Legal Group blog. Our goal is to provide useful information about our firm and topics pertaining to divorce and family law in the state of Connecticut. Please stay tuned to posts from Attorneys James Flaherty, Sandi Girolamo and Pamela Magnano. Flaherty Legal Group is a Divorce and Family Law firm based in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Thursday, January 31, 2013
Attorney Pamela Magnano and the Children's Law Center
Attorney Pamela M. Magnano serves on the Board of Directors for
the Children’s Law Center of Connecticut (“CLC”). In addition to being a member of the Board of
Directors, Attorney Magnano also serves as co-chair for the CLC’s annual
The Children’s Law Center is the only organization in the
state that provides legal advocates to indigent children in contentious family
court cases. The staff attorneys for the
CLC take on cases that are complex and high conflict. The CLC strives to make family life as safe
and stable as possible for the children they represent. In addition to the staff attorneys, the CLC
utilizes a mental health professional to appropriately address any mental
health issues. The services offered by
the Children’s Law Center ensure that many children who might not have a voice,
will be heard.
In addition to representation, the CLC also runs the
Families In Transitions program. This
program is a mediation program that provides conflict resolution to parents
with custody and parenting disputes. This
program is one of the only programs affordable to low income families in need
of assistance. The program utilizes a
male/female team approach with an attorney and a mental health
professional. Both Attorney Magnano and
Attorney Sandi Girolamo are volunteer mediators with this program.
The CLC also offers the Law Line, which is a legal resource
for any person who needs assistance with legal issues relating to children
regardless of income level. The Law Line
provides an invaluable resource to those who do not know how to maneuver the
Court system and may need guidance.
Lastly, the CLC actively participates in ongoing advocacy
efforts at the state level for issues involving children.
2013 marks the 20th Anniversary for the CLC and
the CLC has many different events being planned to celebrate this momentous
occasion. Please check back with us to
learn more about these events.