20th Anniversary Celebration


Thursday, October 18, 2018
6:00-8:00 PM
The Kitchen
231 East Livingston Avenue
Columbus Ohio

Reflecting on Our Journey...

In 1998, faculty at Capital University Law School received seed money from the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption to start a small think tank called the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy. Since its inception, the Center has partnered with local, state, and national agencies to improve the laws, policies, and practices associated with adoption, child protection, and juvenile justice systems. Housed in the Capital University Law School, it has also offered unique classes and supervised experience for students preparing for careers in these systems.

Through the years, the Center has expanded its services beyond advocacy, training, and education to include direct legal representation of systems-involved youth, launching the Family and Youth Advocacy Center (FYAC) in 2010, and project management of several Ohio-based initiatives to improve service delivery for families.  Finally, in March 2015, the Center changed its name to the Family and Youth Law Center to better reflect its growth and expanded priorities.

Please join us and our many supporters as we celebrate our 20 years and share with you our plans for the future. 

 A portion of your ticket price is a tax-deductible gift donation to FYLaw and includes hor d ‘oeuvres and one drink. 


$60 per person
$100 per couple

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Thank you to our sponsors for the event:

Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption


Ehrenborg Law Office

Nationwide Children's Hospital

Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP

HB Lipton Strategy Group LLC

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 Proceeds will support initiatives of the Family and Youth Law Center (FYLaw).

If you have any questions contact Jackie Martin at 614.236.7239 or at jmartin@law.capital.edu.