Civil Clinic Students Participate in Project Homeless Connect

Civil Clinic Students Participate in Project Homeless Connect

21 Oct 2016    

Project Homeless Connect

Six senior-certified law students from the Civil Clinical Law Program volunteered at Project Homeless Connect on Thursday October 20, 2016. Project Homeless Connect is a one day event to promote awareness and provide services to the Lincoln homeless community. Law students helped guests with general legal questions, background checks, and drafting petitions to set-aside past criminal convictions. Students connected with more than 30 guests and drafted 11 set-aside petitions for filing in 4 different counties. Professor Sullivan, who supervised the program, thought the event was an all around success, "The students provided a valuable service to individuals in need while gaining experience applying the knowledge and skills acquired in law school."  Coordinating the program were students Anna Rempel and Sara Berggren, who run the Clinic's Criminal Set-aside Project.  Working the booth with them were students Adam Kauffman and Christine Seck from the Clinic's Veterans Advocacy Project and Jaclyn Klintoe and Mariana Moguel from the Clinic's Pro Bono Project.