During 2020-2021, McGeorge Legal Clinics continued to represent individual clients in spite of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing essential services to vulnerable members of our community who have no place else to turn. There is no way our clients would have had access to the courts without the advocacy provided by our Legal Clinics. The grit, dedication, creativity, and resourcefulness of our Student Attorneys has been remarkable.
On campus, Community Legal Services, McGeorge’s year-round legal clinic, provides pro bono legal services to the greater Sacramento community in the areas of Immigration, Bankruptcy, and Elder & Health Law. This March, we celebrated one full year at our new home, on 2925 34th Street. Last year, CLS closed 236 cases for 586 low-income clients in the Sacramento area. Since 2019, CLS has recovered 2.75 million for financially exploited elders and 1.7 million in discharged consumer debt. Off campus, our Legislative & Public Policy Clinic, Prisoner Civil Rights Medication Clinic and Federal Defender Clinic students continue to show equally impressive results.
Continue Reading Welcome from Legal Clinics Director Melissa Brown