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The University of Michigan Law School

         The University of Michigan Law School

 Family Law Project Training


Date: 09/21/2020
Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
Contact: Anderson,Amber K


Description: The Family Law Project provides a unique opportunity for law students to obtain practical legal experience and to participate in their community. Student volunteers have two options for participation: 1) join forces with another student to take on a client under the supervision of a staff attorney, and interview the client, help plan case strategy, draft pleadings, motions, and orders; and 2) participate on shorter, single-instance projects, which can include interviewing a prospective client, drafting a pleading, or administrative tasks. FLP primarily handles personal protection order, divorce and custody cases for survivors of domestic violence who are residents of Washtenaw County. Second- and third-year law students may represent their clients in court. FLP provides training for law students on the legal and social issues related to serving survivors of domestic violence. In addition, FLP works closely with SafeHouse Center which provides counseling and shelter to survivors of domestic violence.

This year, students will volunteer virtually using their own devices. FLP will grant volunteers access to its case management system (Pika), wherein they can record client interviews, download sample pleadings, and upload completed assignments. Volunteers will conduct client interviews over the phone.

The Pro Bono Fair is Friday, Sept. 18 3:30-5:30. Our Zoom link is here:
Our FLP training will be Monday, Sept. 21 at 12:00. Zoom link is here:
And the SafeHouse DV training will be Thursday, Sept. 24 at 7:00pm. Zoom link is here:

A Google form to sign up for the volunteer listserv is here: