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Carol Coghlan Carter

Director of Litigation

Carol Carter has been in private practice for 30 years focusing on juvenile law, child custody, and foster care, and as a private practitioner, has set Arizona Supreme Court precedent. Her focus has always been on protecting the best interests of the child. She has defended birth parents and helped them regain custody. Likewise, she has helped foster parents protect children who have been in their care, when staying with the foster family was in their best interest. Carol is a fierce and respected advocate in the courtroom. She knows Arizona’s child welfare system and its legal strengths and weaknesses. She closed down her private practice to lead the Children’s Law Clinic and to train hundreds of pro bono advocates for children nationwide.