JustAdvice: Studying Law in Snapshots
43 Pages Posted: 23 Aug 2013 Last revised: 24 Aug 2013
Date Written: August 22, 2013
Access to legal services continues to be a critical need in the United States. Clinical programs in law schools are part of responding to the demand for these services, but often face the challenge of filling gaps left by larger programs serving the poor or responding to unique legal needs. JustAdvice was designed to provide limited advice to a broad range of people with legal needs, unbundling those services where possible. The story of the development, implementation and transformation of the program into a teaching, triage and referral system that importantly links multiple organizations and services is the core of this article.
Keywords: brief advice, clinical legal education, legal services, unbundled legal service, professional responsibility
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