The gap in available legal services for low income families in our community is growing.
At FCSL, our in-house clinics and Pro Bono Programs currently serve over 478 clients who could not otherwise afford representation.
These services include:
Trusts and Estates
Seal and Expunge
Our students and faculty represent a diverse group of clients referred by government and non-profit organizations. County and Federal Courts, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, Inc., Three Rivers Legal Services, ARC Jacksonville, Catholic Charities, Hubbard House and World Relief are among the many who refer those unable to obtain services on their own.
The Immigrant and Human Rights Clinic provides the only pro bono representation of immigrant human trafficking victims in Northeast Florida. "We could not serve the victims of trafficking we serve without FCSL," says Michelle Clow, Reception and Placement Coordinator, World Relief.
Unfortunately, many families must be turned away due to lack of resources. The Clinics operate almost solely on donated funds and countless student and Certified Legal Intern hours. The Foundation's goal for the 2016-2017 Annual Fund is to provide support for these clinical programs that fill such a vital need in our community.
Your tax deductible gift to the 2016-2017 Annual Fund may be designated to the Chester A. Aikens Memorial Scholarship, Christian Winicki Memorial Scholarship or the Coastal Law Clinics and Pro Bono Programs.
Many thanks for your support!