The Catholic University of America

Advocacy for the Elderly

Supervising Professor Michael McGonnigal (center) was presented with the
2013 Pro Bono Service Award by the John Carroll Society for the clinic's
strong support of area elderly residents.

CCLS's Advocacy for the Elderly clinic is one of the first law school clinics developed specifically to provide evening-division students with in-depth, practical legal training through direct representation of elderly clients. The Advocacy for the Elderly clinic remains one of the few representational law school clinics in the country designed to accommodate the schedules and particular needs of part-time students, who typically balance their law school careers with full-time employment and family commitments. All case conferences and classes are scheduled during evening hours. Students usually meet with clients during evening or weekend hours.

The Advocacy for the Elderly clinic serves the legal needs of low-income elderly residents of the District of Columbia. Students represent clients before the courts and administrative agencies in a wide variety of civil, family, and probate matters. In addition, students represent veterans from around the country before the United States Court of Veterans Appeals.



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