Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic (Harrisburg)
The Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic offers an excellent opportunity to put your legal education to the test by working on real cases. Established in 1991 as the first student clinic on the Harrisburg campus, the Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic provides you with both practical experience and the satisfaction that comes from helping people.

Real Case Work
Picture yourself interviewing clients, negotiating with opposing counsel, and perhaps even trying cases in court. As a participant in the Civil Law Clinic, you will be personally responsible for maintaining case files, corresponding with clients, and representing clients in court. The 5 to 10 cases assigned to you will be an eclectic mix, probably including at least one divorce client and one bankruptcy client. You will have the freedom to make your own decisions on how to handle your cases, but faculty members are available to help when needed.

Work with the Legal Community
In service to the Civil Law Clinic, you will work closely with the local legal community, developing important relationships that will help you in your professional life. The Legal Service Program for Dauphin County, known as Central Pennsylvania Legal Services (CPLS) refers most of the Clinic’s clients, although the Dauphin County Area Agency on Aging also refers some. The Clinic provides essential legal services, and you’ll gain fulfillment from helping the community.

Emphasis on General Practice
The Harrisburg Civil Law Clinic was founded with an emphasis on general practice to best serve the needs of both the students and the legal community. As a result, you will find that the Clinic provides you with a solid foundation regarding Pennsylvania legal practices in domestic relations, consumer law, civil procedure, and unemployment compensation.

Contact Information
Director:
J. Palmer Lockard II
Phone: 717-541-0320
Email address: jlockard@mail.widener.edu

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