Campbell Law News
July 20, 2011
Campbell Law Hosts Legal Clinic
RALEIGH, N.C. – On Saturday, July 9, 2011, Campbell Law School partnered with North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc. (NCPLS) to provide a free legal information clinic for formerly incarcerated men and women of the North Carolina Department of Correction.
Law students and volunteer attorneys from across the state joined in this effort and several Campbell Law students participated. “This clinic is made possible by many caring community members. I'm proud that Campbell Law continues to be one of them,” said student coordinator Anna McLeod. “With the help of this clinic, formerly incarcerated people can begin to address any civil issues they have, and work toward the stability they need to thrive. It's definitely a rewarding experience. ” This clinic was also sponsored by the N.C. Bar Association's Professionalism Committee, and NC Advocates for Justice's Civil Rights Section.
About North Carolina Prisoner Legal Services, Inc.: NCPLS, Inc. is a non-profit law firm located in Raleigh, serving nearly 40,000 men and women formerly incarcerated. The mission of NCPLS is to protect the clients’ constitutional rights by challenging illegal convictions and sentences and ensuring safe and humane conditions of confinement. In addition to litigating and advocating, NCPLS also provides inmates with general legal advice, provides information to dissuade unnecessary litigation, and works towards solving administrative issues.
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. In September 2009, Campbell Law relocated to a state-of-the-art building in downtown Raleigh. For more information, visit law.campbell.edu.
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