COVID Response Legal Clinic was created in response to new and urgent legal needs arising from the disruptions due to COVID-19.
The Clinical Legal Education Program is teaming up with legal services providers in Western New York to provide this much needed “pop-up” fall clinic.
Enrolled student attorneys will serve unmet access-to-justice needs of our community, helping people and families facing unexpected legal matters because of the coronavirus. While courts have been closed and lawyers have been working from home since March, over the summer the justice system will re-open (in modified ways) and people who can’t afford it will urgently need good lawyers.
#UBLawResponds student attorneys in this clinic will help provide legal assistance in multiple legal areas to lessen the burden on existing legal services providers. These student attorneys will study substantive areas of law, and trauma-informed lawyering, as well as other skills. They will be on the front lines to provide “helpful help” in various urgent areas (exact practice focus areas are being determined in consultation with the local legal community).