LAW OFFICES' IN-HOUSE CLINIC ORIENTATION
Welcome to the Law Offices' In-House Clinic
Program at Chicago-Kent College of Law. This semester you
will learn how to practice law under the close supervision
of a faculty attorney - an experience that is available
only in the law school's in-house clinical programs.
An orientation meeting will be held on Monday,
August 25th at 4:00 p.m. in the Auditorium. You can also
retrieve information about the meeting from the Law Offices'
web site firstname.lastname@example.org. Attendance at the meeting
is mandatory for beginning students in all of
the In-House Law Offices' programs.
Continuing students should contact their supervising
attorney and pick up a copy of the newest version of the
In-House Handbook from the Receptionist in Suite 600 on
the morning of August 25th. Beginning students will receive
their Handbook at the orientation meeting. Unless you are
otherwise notified, you will meet with your supervising
attorney immediately thereafter. Room assignments for those
meetings will be announced during the orientation session
and will be posted on the 6th Floor Bulletin Board.
Criminal Clinic students should obtain a MCC
form from the receptionist and return the completed form
to the receptionist, if you have not already done so. This
needs to be done before the fall semester begins.
We are looking forward to working with all
CHICAGO-KENT OFFERS A FAMILY LAW CLINIC
Chicago-Kent College of Law offers a clinical
program in family law. The family law clinic operates
on a sliding scale fee basis, depending on the financial
circumstances of the parties. The clinic represents clients
in matters limited to cases to be brought before the Cook
County Circuit Court. Client referrals are actively sought
from the practicing bar, labor unions, employee groups,
and educational institutions.
In addition, the clinical program provides
a teaching platform for Chicago-Kent students who are
interested in practicing in the area of family law. All
student work is completed under the direct supervision
of an attorney.
Attorney Ira C. Feldman has been named to
oversee the new program. Prior to his appointment, Feldman
was a partner at the law firm of Wildman, Harrold, Allen
and Dixon. From 1981 to 1991, he was a partner at Naumark,
Bonner and Feldman. Between 1975 and 1981, he headed Feldman
and Associates. Feldman completed his undergraduate at
American University and earned his law degree at the university’s
Washington College of Law.
“Professor Feldman is a highly regarded and experienced
practitioner of family law. He will expand the services
of the Chicago-Kent Law Offices to include representation
in matters of legal separation, divorce, child support,
child custody, visitation, guardianships and other related
matters,” said Professor Gary S. Laser director of clinical
Chicago-Kent Law Offices was established
in 1976. The program is a fee-generating teaching law
firm that provides clinical practice experiences under
the close supervision of teaching attorneys. The program
delivers outstanding legal services to its clients and
provides high-quality clinical education to more than
150 students each semester. Practice areas include employment
discrimination and civil rights, general practice, criminal
defense, health law, alternative dispute resolution, tax
law, and an advice desk program at the Daley Center.
Chicago-Kent College of Law is the law school
of Illinois Institute of Technology, a private, Ph.D.-granting
institution with programs in engineering, science, psychology,
architecture, business, design and law. Last year, Chicago-Kent
educated more than 1,200 students from 45 states and more
than 100 colleges and universities.
LOW INCOME TAXPAYERS CLINIC
For information on the Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, please
visit the website:
LAW OFFICES OF CHICAGO-KENT
The Law Offices of Chicago-Kent offers nine long-standing
programs in live-client clinical legal education which accommodate
over 150 students in the fall and spring semesters and over
50 students in the summer semester.
For a complete description of all clinical programs, please
visit the Law Offices' Home Page at www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic.