Tulsa County’s Abused and
Neglected Children Need You

There are so many ways you can volunteer for Tulsa Lawyers for Children. TLC has opportunities for volunteer lawyers, law students, and non-attorney volunteers.

As our volunteers are likely to work with children, TLC requires background checks. Both the TLC Background Check and Registry Declaration Forms should be completed and emailed to TLC’s Program Coordinator ( or delivered to TLC’s office. Thank you for your interest!


  • Represent children in Deprived cases at the Family Center for Juvenile Justice in Tulsa County.
  • Visit child clients every month.
  • File appropriate motions to advocate for the child client.
  • Conduct jury and non-jury trials on the client’s behalf.
  • For more information about TLC training sessions including the next training, click here.


  • Act as volunteer legal assistant.
  • Attend all TLC training events.
  • Volunteer in the TLC office.
  • Participate in the TLC externship through the University of Tulsa College of Law.
  • If you are a law student and would like to participate in one of our volunteer opportunities, scroll down and complete the Volunteer sign-up form below.


  • Serve on the TLC Board of Directors.
  • Help recruit new volunteer attorneys by sponsoring an event.
  • Assist in the office and help prepare for upcoming training events.
  • If you would like to participate in one of our volunteer opportunities, scroll down and complete the Volunteer sign-up form below.

Volunteer Attorneys

  • Learn more about the expectations of volunteer attorneys here.
  • TLC requires new volunteer attorneys participate in basic training consisting of 3 hours CLE (including 1 hour of ethics), available on a quarterly basis.
  • TLC also provides regular lunch and learn trainings on various topics related to representation of children.
  • TLC highly recommends every volunteer participate in the QIC-ChildRep training provided on an annual basis.
  • Registration for our trainings is available on our events page.

For University of Tulsa College of Law Students

  •  Law Students are invited to attend all training events and social activities.  These are great opportunities to network with like-minded individuals.
  • Law Students may have an opportunity to assist volunteer and staff attorneys with research for court hearings, including appellate work.
  • Externships are available through the Professional Development Office, allowing you to earn credits while you serve.
  • From time to time, there are opportunities to join TLC as an Legal Licensed Intern (LLI), supervised by an attorney experienced in this niche field of law.