“They’re special because they
work for you. They’re your lawyer.
Sometimes they’ll go by other
names like attorney, counselor,
or ad litem… but they’ll always be
The Children’s Commission Legal Representation Committee created a coloring book designed to help children ages 6-12 understand the role of an attorney ad litem for a child and the attorney-client relationship. The coloring book was developed by a workgroup which included law professors, board-certified child welfare law experts, and youth formerly in foster care.
The book follows the journey of Sam, a child who just entered the foster care system. Alongside drawings, it includes different statements that help explain to children the importance of their lawyer.
The book’s goal is to facilitate discussion and understanding between children, caregivers and attorneys about what differentiates an attorney from other people in the child’s case and how the attorney can help the child client.
Check it out! The publication is available in two formats:
- 8.5×11 Standard Print (for at home or office use)
- 12×18 Commercial Printer Spreads (for commercial printing)
For assistance or inquiries about the book, please contact the Children’s Commission at email@example.com.