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805 Civil Justice Clinic (4)

The Civil Justice Clinic provides students with experience handling a variety of civil legal matters on behalf of low-income senior citizens and survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and elder abuse in Winnebago County, Illinois. Students gain transactional experience and develop interviewing, client counseling, fact investigation, legal research, and writing skills by drafting estate planning documents such as wills and powers of attorney. Students gain litigation experience and develop trial preparation, negotiation, and oral advocacy skills by representing clients in civil matters related to orders of protection, family law, guardianships, small claims, and probate issues. Students are expected to attend a one-day clinic orientation, participate in a seminar that meets once a week for one hour and fifty minutes, and spend a minimum of twelve hours each week working on client related matters which includes working a minimum of eight hours at the Zeke Giorgi Legal Clinic in Rockford each week.

Prerequisite or Corequisite: Introduction to Lawyering Skills (720) and Professional Responsibility (735)

Recommended: Evidence (580), Family Law (610) and Trusts and Estates (620)

This elective course is normally offered every year.

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