on Dec 17, 2018
In 2018 the ITLA Street Law Clinic:
- Held 20 clinics
- Saw 697 clients
- Had 58 students serve 212 volunteer shifts
- Had 29 supervising attorneys serve 139 volunteer shifts
- Donated 725 volunteer pro bono hours by attorneys and law students
The ITLA Street Law Clinic provides free, on-the-spot legal help to walk-in clients and operates on the second and fourth Monday of each month. The Clinic is held at the downtown Boise Public Library from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
“Access to Idaho’s legal system and the attorneys that play a majority role within that system can be financially prohibitive for many Idahoans. This is particularly true within our civil legal system, where there is no constitutionally protected right to counsel. We are proud of our Street Law Clinic that continues to open its doors in an effort to fill this gap and afford legal access to all Idahoans, regardless of the ability to pay” states ITLA President, Jeff Owens.
ITLA works in partnership with volunteer attorneys, Idaho Volunteer Lawyer Program, Concordia University School of Law, University of Idaho College of Law, and the Boise Public Library in the effort to help people navigate the often-daunting legal process. The clinics are staffed by law student volunteers from Concordia University School of Law and University of Idaho College of Law, as well as volunteer supervising attorneys.
Citizens interested in services provided by the ITLA Street Law Clinic may contact the Idaho Trial Lawyers Association at (208) 345-1890 or visit the website at www.itla.org