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Students in the Fall 2022 Civil Practice Clinic honed their lawyering skills while advocating for clients’ rights in housing, debt collection, guardianship, and more.
Lasting Lessons from the Civil Practice Clinic
Two Penn Carey Law School alumni who pursued New York City law firm employment after graduation credit their Civil Practice Clinic experiences for their professional success.
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In 2022-2023, Civil Practice Clinic students…
-Preserved housing stability for a low-income parent of two young children by helping the family avoid eviction. Students negotiated a settlement eliminating over $6,000 in alleged outstanding rent.
-Achieved the withdrawal of a five-figure lawsuit brought by a local hospital against the client who was led to believe that a necessary surgery was fully covered by insurance. The client feared losing her house over the debt, but now rests assured that she will be able to keep her home.
-Represented a mother with limited English fluency, helping her successfully obtained a guardianship court order allowing her to protect her adult son’s interests and assist him in making essential health care and financial decisions.
-And much more! The Civil Practice Clinic continues to help clients with issues including unpaid wages, tangled titles, eviction defense, disability benefits, consumer violations, and many other civil legal issues. Our students’ legal victories often have life-changing impact for their clients.
Civil Practice Clinic
University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
Penn Legal Assistance Office
3501 Sansom Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104