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Domestic Violence Civil Clinic

Spring 2018 • Law 707 • Credits: 3

Instructor: Kathryn Moakley

Students enrolled in this clinic will represent victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in civil legal actions, such as family law (child custody, relocation, divorce, child support, paternity), public benefits (food stamps, welfare, Social Security disability and income programs, Medicaid and Medicare), housing (both private landlord/tenant disputes and subsidized housing), employment, unemployment compensation, and consumer credit and related criminal matters (such as crime victims? compensation or coordinating with the district attorney to ensure that the civil and criminal cases are complementary). In the course of providing this representation, students will be involved at every stage of litigation, including interviewing clients and witnesses, obtaining evidence, negotiating with opposing counsel, drafting legal documents, and appearing in court.