Tagged: legal aid

Keeping Clients Safe with Restraining Orders

One of the most common client issues I have encountered, while operating under SJC Rule 3:03 certification (which allows students to work with legal aid clients under supervision, among other things), is harassment or abuse from family members, intimate partners or acquaintances. Restraining orders are available to keep people safe. In Massachusetts, the only state where I have […]

Spring break pro bono’s so nice, I did it twice!

Last year I went to Portland, Maine, to work at Pine Tree Legal Assistance for spring break, as part of the BU Law Pro Bono Program’s spring service trips. The work was so educational, so interesting, and so fulfilling that I decided to go for a second round! I was the only student from last […]

I belong in a clinic

Far and away the best part of law school, for me, is the part where I get to pretend to be a real lawyer. In Massachusetts, students who have taken Evidence are eligible to be 3:03 certified, which means we can represent government clients or low-income clients, as long as we are under the supervision […]

Your ‘junk’ debt is my pro bono dream

When is the last time you saw a credit card company write a letter like this? Dear Valued Customer, How are you? We heard that you’re going through a tough time at work, and your kid needed emergency surgery last month. We understand that the price of food and gas has gone up, and it’s […]