Monday, October 21, 2013

Street Law Clinic Expands, Adds Second Session for Family Law

Posted By on Mon, Oct 21, 2013 at 10:12 AM

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After successfully launching the city's first-ever Street Law Clinic at the Boise Main Public Library in February, the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association has decided to add a second clinic each month, beginning Monday, Oct. 28.

The second edition will be called the ITLA Family Law Clinic, to assist individuals with issues ranging from child custody modifications to protection orders. The clinic will include ITLA members, family law practitioners, and representatives from the Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program, Concordia University School of law, the University of Idaho College of Law and the Boise Public Library.

"We strive to open the doors to affordable legal advice and resources to those who have previously been denied access," said Sheli Fulcher Koontz, an ITLA member. "The clinics make this mission applicable to everyone, regardless of socio-economic status."

Although the clinics run on a first come, first served basis, they have successfully served over 100 people since launching the service in February.

Citizens interested in the services provided by the clinics can call the ITLA at 208-345-1890 or visit itla.org.

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