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Week of August 25, 2003


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 lawoffices@kentlaw.edu. 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 of you.

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 education.

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: 

                        http://www.kentlaw.edu/academics/clinic/tax/
 
 

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

 

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