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ProfileVolunteer Law Students The students will obtain valuable legal and courtroom experience. Will work with the Bankruptcy Court Reaffirmation Hearings Project. Volunteer attorneys and law students meet with unrepresented clients at their reaffirmation hearing in Bankruptcy Court. Will review reaffirmation agreements presented to the client by their creditor. Will then have the chance to appear before the court and offer recommendation as to whether the client should enter into the reaffirmation agreement. This program is a chance for students to practice their client interview skills. Law students work with actual clients through each of the opportunities offered by the Advocate Program. Pro bono participation is an opportunity to work with real clients. This experience enables students to develop a variety of fundamental legal skills that law courses alone cannot teach, such as problem solving, legal research and analysis, counseling, negotiation, litigation, and the recognition and resolution of ethical dilemma. Having developed such skills, a student can market herself to future employers by demonstrating that she has relevant and practical work experience.
Southern Arizona Legal Aid Inc.
2342 East Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85719-6007