Community Law Clinic receives $10K grant from NCBA Foundation

RALEIGH, North Carolina – The North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Foundation has announced that it will bestow a $10,000 grant to Campbell Law’s Community Law Clinic. The funds will be utilized to supplement the clinic’s operational budget.

“We are beyond grateful for this generous grant from our friends at the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation,” said Campbell Law Dean J. Rich Leonard. “Our Community Law Clinic hit the ground running this past September, and our students have already made a significant impact in the lives of many of our neighbors in need. This gift ensures that the good work of our clinic, students and partners will continue, and that its reach will only grow.”

The Campbell Community Law Clinic partners with non-profit agencies in the community (including StepUp Ministry, the Raleigh Rescue Mission and Urban Ministries) 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.

Legal services are provided by Campbell Law students, under the supervision of clinic director, Ashley H. Campbell. 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 faces by citizens living in poverty. The clinic prepares students to be resourceful and practice-ready upon their entrance into the profession.

“I am so honored our clinic is among a terrific group of grant recipients and that the committee believed our efforts warranted such a large grant,” said Campbell. “We look forward to continuing to make a positive difference in the lives of those that need it the most in our community.”

The clinic is located at the beautiful and historic Raleigh landmark, the Horton-Beckham-Bretsch House, in downtown.

In all, the NCBA Foundation awarded 25 grants for January-June 2017 in the amount of $202,384, including 13 statewide and 12 local/regional grants. Learn more about the NCBA Foundation.