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In May 2020, McGeorge alumnus Aaron Brieno, ‘14 joined Professor Cathy Christian as Co-Director of the McGeorge Legislative and Public Policy Clinic. “One of the biggest reasons why I teach is to ensure that students of all backgrounds have access to public policy making tools,” says Brieno, who currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff for California State Senator Ben Hueso. “Ideally the Clinic provides students with tools they can bring back to their…
The Elder and Health Law (EHL) clinic, a civil practice clinic serving those age 60 and older, offers clients legal representation on matters including protection from physical and financial abuse, estate and end-of-life planning, contract disputes and more. In 2020 alone, the clinic recovered and/or protected $1,424,190 in assets for elders and fine/fees forgiveness. Ten students joined the Elder & Health Law Clinic (ELHC) in the fall, which expanded to twelve this spring. Lacey Mickleburgh…
During 2020-2021, McGeorge Legal Clinics continued to represent individual clients in spite of the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, providing essential services to vulnerable members of our community who have no place else to turn. There is no way our clients would have had access to the courts without the advocacy provided by our Legal Clinics. The grit, dedication, creativity, and resourcefulness of our Student Attorneys has been remarkable. On campus, Community Legal Services, McGeorge’s…