Family Law Litigation: Law students interview prospective clients at TLAO and, if the case is accepted, prepare and represent the client in court proceedings under the supervision of an experienced attorney. Typical cases include such matters as custody, support (child and spousal), paternity, adoption, and birth record amendments.
Child Custody Mediation: Following intensive skills training, law students conduct mediation sessions at the Domestic Relations Branch of Family Court for cases referred by judges and custody Masters. All sessions are supervised by experienced mediators.
Legal Advocacy for people with cancer, HIV, and/or physical disabilities: Law students conduct intake at various sites where people with the above health problems or impairments receive other services. Some of the intake sites include or have included the Temple Hospital Infectious Disease Clinic, Frankford Hospital Cancer Center, Street Joseph’s Hospital’s Care Clinic, the Community Living Room, and Liberty Resources, Inc. Student work is supervised by an experienced attorney. Some of the matters handled include SSI hearings, life planning, and medical insurance issues.