By Dustin Slaughter
Drexel University’s Kline School of Law has started offering free legal clinics at the Dana and David Dornsife Center for Neighborhood Partnerships, located at 38th and Spring Garden, reports Damon Williams at The Philadelphia Tribune. The first clinic took place on September 5th. The next one is scheduled for this Friday.
Assistant professor Rachel López, JD will lead the effort.
“The approach of the community lawyering clinic is unique in that combines traditional legal services with community capacity building,” López tells the Tribune. “Its goal is not only to provide legal assistance to our neighboring communities but also to equip community members with the information and skills necessary to become their own advocates.”
Trial attorney Thomas R. Kline made the clinics possible through a $50 million donation.
Clinics will include sessions on bankruptcy law, employment discrimination, and foreclosure prevention.