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Mayer Brown announced today that Children’s Law Center (CLC) named the firm a “Champion for Children” for the second consecutive year. The annual recognition highlights the generosity of organizations whose total annual giving to CLC exceeded that of their peers.

“Without our generous supporters, we wouldn’t be able to advocate for more than 5,000 children each year,” said CLC Executive Director Judith Sandalow. “Mayer Brown has been a critical partner for more than a decade. Their support has meant hundreds of parents can sleep easier at night, knowing their children are receiving a quality education.”

For more than a decade, Mayer Brown and CLC have teamed up on pro bono matters and fundraising efforts. CLC is a campaign partner of “Making the Case for Kids,” the firm’s multidimensional community service and pro bono campaign aimed at supporting children and education.

“Supporting our community is a hallmark of Mayer Brown's heritage,” said Dan Masur, partner-in-charge of Mayer Brown’s Washington DC office. “By empowering CLC’s individual advocacy and impactful policy work, we are ensuring that hundreds of special education and at-risk children are receiving the support and services they need to succeed. It’s an important mission and one that we are proud to play a role in.”

This latest honor marks Mayer Brown’s fifth recognition within the last few years from Making the Case for Kids partnership organizations. In addition to CLC honors, including the 2017 “Children’s Pro Bono Champion” recognition, the firm received awards from the Posse Foundation and Higher Achievement.

CLC is DC’s largest nonprofit legal services provider. CLC fights so every DC child can grow up with a loving family, good health and quality education. Today, the organization reaches one out of every nine children in DC’s poorest neighborhoods – more than 5,000 children and families each year.