Thirteen UDM first-year law students assisted attorneys from Legal Aid and Defender Association, Neighborhood Legal Services, and Detroit Center for Family Advocacy at a Clinic UDM Law hosted at Ss. Peter & Paul Jesuit Warming Center on January 15. The students and attorneys provided information and individual consultations to 35 guests on housing related matters. Additionally, Sydney Booth ('14), a participant in UDM's Solo and Small Firm Incubator Program, introduced her newly formed law firm, Rushing Law, and conducted a short presentation on Criminal Expungement.
FIRST ROW (L-R) Sydney Booth ('14), Amy Keith ('14), Jennifer Krasnicki, Nadia Maraachli, Amanda Bates, Lisa Rhudy.
SECOND ROW (L-R) Shannon Urbon (Detroit Center for Family Advocacy), Emilina Kassab, Dunia Haddad, Santana Hill, Valerie Mahoney, Arooj Anjum, Kevin Orlik (Legal Aid & Defender Association), Amanda Tourangeau ('12) (Neighborhood Legal Services)
THIRD ROW James McCoy
Student Valerie Mahoney (1L) commented on how much she enjoyed participating in the Warming Center Clinic: "It was nice to speak with guests then shadow the attorney as the guests presented their issues and the attorney discussed options. Following each consultation, I was able to speak with the attorney to gain a better understanding of the issues. I think this is a great opportunity to see how the legal community impacts the lives of others, and this also gives students a chance to look at areas of the law they may not have previously considered. I look forward to the next clinic."