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At NACC, Your Practice is Our Purpose

Join a thriving and growing community working to advance justice alongside young people and families. Our national network of nearly 2,000 active members includes attorneys, judges, professors, students, doctors, therapists, social workers, policy advocates, and administrators. 

If you work in the child welfare system or a related field, the National Association of Counsel for Children is here to serve you. NACC provides training, resources, and community to help you elevate your work and better serve children and families. Your practice is our purpose!

NACC’s organizational membership program is designed to serve a variety of organizations interested in child welfare law, practice, and policy.

NACC Membership

Promote Excellence

NACC provides programs and resources that improve the quality of legal representation for children, parents and agencies.

Builds Community

NACC supports a national community of hard-working and dedicated child welfare professionals and helps attract diverse talent to the children’s legal advocacy profession.

Advances Justice

NACC advocates for policies that advance children’s rights, opportunities, and well-being, including the right to counsel.

Membership Benefits

Student Early Career
(0-2 years)
Bronze Silver Gold Sapphire Lifetime
ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEES Free $75 $125 $250 $375 $525 $2500
The Advocate monthly newsletter
The Guardian quarterly law journal
Members-only Webinars (live monthly, web access to recordings)
Access to NACC Listserv
Discount on NACC national conference registration
Discount on Red Book Training Course (online) and live Red Book Trainings
Discount on Child Welfare Law Specialist (CWLS) application fee
Discount on Child Welfare Law and Practice (aka The Red Book)
Hardcover copy of The Red Book  
Recognition in The Guardian  
NACC Membership Gift    
Recognition at NACC National Conference    
6-month Gift Membership for a Colleague or Friend    
$150 Donation to Counsel for Kids      
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Student Membership

Students can join for NACC for free. Welcome to the child welfare law community!

45th Anniversary Sapphire Membership

Honor NACC’s 45th Anniversary with a Sapphire Membership. You receive all the benefits of a Gold Membership and make a $150 donation to the Counsel For Kids campaign. Sapphire members also receive a Red Book, 6 month membership gift, and a copy of Children’s Justice.


If you have any questions regarding membership, email NACC’s Membership Coordinator.


CWLS and students receive a complimentary membership!

CWLS – your member account will be created for you and information will be sent to you (do not complete the membership form).

Students – join by completing the membership form and selecting the Student level.

Organizational Memberships

Join NACC as an office, organization, or agency and the entire staff receives Bronze level member benefits, including monthly webinars, monthly newsletter, quarterly law journal, conference library, discounts on CWLS certification, training, conference, and more! Complete the enrollment form and send it to [email protected] or email your questions and NACC will help enroll your team.