The Family Law Clinic (“FLC”) is an in-house clinic that provides free legal services to individuals needing assistance in a variety of family law matters. FLC’s student attorneys assist, advise, and/or represent client(s) in matters such as annulments, divorce, child custody, child support, visitation, paternity, property division, name changes, and modifications. The work includes interviewing, fact investigation, legal research, discovery, negotiation, preparation of testifying witnesses, and uncontested trials. Students work under the supervision of the supervising attorney, but assume primary responsibility for their assigned cases, including court appearances.
Unfortunately, the FLC is unable to provide every person who is in need of assistance with legal representation. Thus, once a week, the FLC will provide short legal consultation, assistance, and document review as well as a general family “Question and Answer” session.
Prerequisite: Civil Procedure, Evidence, and two-thirds (60 hours) of course work towards TMSL graduation. A prior course in family law is preferred, but not required.
Student Attorney Responsibilities
Complete application for bar card ($15.00 fee) once accepted in the program. Applications and money order must be submitted in timely matter. If not, your ability to practice before the bench will be placed in jeopardy. No bar card, no court representation of a client.