Community Law Clinic to offer help at Re-Entry Fair

RALEIGH – The Campbell Community Law Clinic will partner with Legal Aid of North Carolina and others in the community to provide assistance at the Finding Success Re-Entry Fair on Saturday, Nov. 4. The Community Law Clinic will assist in the expunction effort by hosting a screening of criminal records and providing volunteers for pro bono legal services.

The event will be held at Macedonia New Life Church in Raleigh from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Volunteers and area citizens in need of assistance must sign up to participate by visiting the website at this clickable link.

“The Campbell Community Law Clinic is excited to partner for a second year in a row with members of the legal community to help remove barriers that are preventing people from finding jobs and housing in our community,” said clinic director Ashley Campbell. “We are also proud that the community is committed to helping people be successful, even if they have previously been involved with the criminal justice system.”

The event will connect individuals to resources that will assist them with finding employment, housing, and other quality of life issues, while also providing information regarding the expungement process.

The Campbell Community Law Clinic partners with non-profit agencies in the community to provide solutions to legal problems encountered by clients of those agencies. The clinic provides representation, advocacy, education and reconciliation for its clients while delivering valuable and practical knowledge to law school students. In the last 12 months, the clinic has assisted dozens of clients referred by these non-profit partners and more than 100 individuals in all.

Legal services are provided by law students, under the supervision of Campbell, the clinic director. Students hold client interviews, prepare motions, oversee case management and make court appearances.

Through this experience, students gain important practical legal skills and an appreciation for the challenges faced by citizens living in poverty. This program prepares students to be resourceful and practice-ready upon their entrance into the profession.