Elder Financial Justice Clinic
The first law school clinic in the country to focus on the issue of financial fraud of the elderly, the Elder Financial Justice Clinic 1) provides outstanding direct representation to elderly victims of fraud; and 2) accelerates legislation, regulation, and consumer awareness efforts in order to increase prevention and minimize victim impact of elder financial fraud.
Students learn to be ethical, effective legal advocates while representing elderly victims, and they are also be a part of building relationships with policy makers, subject-matter experts, and referral sources to broaden the scope and reach of the clinic.
Students serve as the attorney for elderly victims of fraud under the supervision of the clinic director. They interview and counsel clients, work with them to solve their legal problems, and otherwise advocate for them. The are the primary contact for clients, opposing attorneys, and the court, and they appear at all court dates, pending eligibility for Senior Law Student Certification under Illinois Supreme Court Rule 711.