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February 4, 2011
Campbell Law Hosts NC Prisoner Legal Services Legal Clinic

RALEIGH, N.C. – On Saturday, January 22, Campbell Law School hosted a North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services’ Free Legal Information Clinic for formerly incarcerated individuals. Partnering with North Carolina Legal Services and the North Carolina Advocates for Justice, Campbell Law has run three of these clinics each year since the fall of 2009.

 
Student volunteers along with paraprofessionals and attorneys spoke with members of the community who came in to ask questions relating to civil legal matters governed under North Carolina law. Paraprofessionals and attorneys were also available to the walk-in visitors.
 
Cases reviewed in this session included employment and child custody issues and housing disputes. The people helped were not solely formerly incarcerated individuals; members of the general public in need of legal services were given guidance as to which organizations and individuals to contact in order to resolve their legal problems.
 
About Campbell Law School: Since its founding in 1976, the Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law at Campbell University has developed lawyers who possess moral conviction, social compassion and professional competence, and who view the law as a calling to serve others. The School has been recognized by the American Bar Association (ABA) as having the nation’s top Professionalism Program and by the American Academy of Trial Lawyers for having the nation’s best Trial Advocacy Program. Campbell Law boasts more than 3,200 alumni, including 2,200 who reside and work in North Carolina. For 23 years, Campbell Law’s record of success on the North Carolina Bar Exam has been unsurpassed by any other North Carolina law school.
 
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Media Contact: Julie Lechner, 919.865.5978, lechner@law.campbell.edu

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