The Lewis & Clark Legal Clinic is a civil practice clinic for the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, providing students with practical “hands-on” experience in developing lawyering skills.
Student participants assist in the representation of clients and learn the basic lawyering skills of client counseling; fact investigation; problem solving; drafting documents; negotiating; office practice; and administrative, trial, and appellate advocacy.
The Clinic accepts for representation only those cases which maximize the students’ opportunities to learn and develop practical lawyering skills. All students act under the direct supervision of the clinical faculty, all of whom are attorneys. Find more information about client eligibility and fees.
The Clinic generally represents low-income individuals experiencing a variety of civil and administrative law problems. These legal problems include, but are not limited to: residential evictions, Chapter 7 bankruptcy*, child support modifications, domestic violence cases, tax controversies with the Internal Revenue Service, Small Claims Court advice, certain types of consumer issues, name changes, expungements of criminal records, child support calculations and document reviews.
*We are a debt relief agency. We help people file for bankruptcy relief under the Bankruptcy Code.