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Mayer Brown announced today that Children’s Law Center (CLC) named the firm a “Champion for Children” for the fourth consecutive year. The annual recognition highlights Mayer Brown’s outstanding generosity in total annual contributions to CLC and commitment to serving disadvantaged communities.

“We take immense pride in our long-standing partnership with the Children’s Law Center,” said Raj De, the managing partner of the firm’s Washington DC office. “We are especially proud that our contributions to CLC will make a lasting difference for kids most in need.”

For more than a decade, Mayer Brown has partnered with CLC on pro bono matters to help tackle issues like school discipline reform and open educational doors for more than 2,100 children and their families each year through individual legal representation and systemic policy advocacy. For example, 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.

“CLC is indebted to firms like Mayer Brown who recognize that education is an essential investment in a child’s future success,” said CLC Executive Director Judith Sandalow. “Mayer Brown's strong partnership makes it possible for more kids to access a quality education.”

This honor marks Mayer Brown’s seventh recognition within the last few years for the firm’s core commitment to pro bono and community service activities. 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 stable family, good health and a 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.