Lawyer On The Line

Lawyer on the LineOverview

Working in conjunction with Legal Aid, students screen potential clients to determine whether they have valid legal issues. Students contact clients with various legal issues touching on bankruptcy, housing, employment discrimination, taxes, expunction, guardianship, and many others. The student conducts the initial interview with the client, researches the legal issues with a professor, contacts the client with findings, and forwards the case on to Legal Aid. Cases are emailed out every few weeks and are given out on a first come, first serve basis. Students have two weeks to complete each case. Each case can range in time commitment, from one to five hours.

Training

Training takes place early in each semester at the law school and lasts an hour.

Fall 2016 Training: August 31st | 12 p.m. | Classroom 1101

Opportunities

Cases are emailed out every few weeks and are given out on a first come, first serve basis. Students have two weeks to complete each case. Each case can range in time commitment, from one to five hours. Students have the opportunity to choose the kind of case, ranging from a multitude of topics including employment discrimination, bankruptcy, housing, and more.

Skills

Great for client interview skills, explaining legal concepts to laypersons, researching legal issues, and learning how to manage deadlines.

Get Involved

Email Emily Jeske at jeskec14@wfu.edu to learn more about getting involved. Also, look out for information about training and opportunities in our weekly newsletter and Project Calendar!