Law Clinics

Criminal Defense Clinic

This clinic represents indigent defendants in misdemeanor and felony criminal matters in Tuscaloosa County’s municipal, district, and circuit courts. Students handle all aspects of client representation in a zealous and client-centered manner. The work includes all manner of criminal defense practice including client interviewing and counseling, fact investigation, motion practice, pleas, and bench and jury trials. Every year, the students in the clinic work on over 100 cases. The clinic has been in existence for over 25 years and has an extraordinary record of success, having lost only one jury trial during that time.

Organization Name: Criminal Law Defense Clinic-The University of Alabama School of Law

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 870392, Tuscaloosa 35487-0392

Phone number: (205) 348-8059

Are you a non-profit? Yes

Do you accept donations? Yes

Are donations tax-deductible? Yes, through the University of Alabama Law School Foundation

Do you provide direct client services? Yes

Brief description of services provided: The Criminal Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to indigent persons charged with crimes in Tuscaloosa County.

How do clients qualify for your services? Through judicial appointment upon proof of indigency.

Program description: The University of Alabama School of Law’s Criminal Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to indigent persons charged with crimes in Tuscaloosa County. Through its student attorneys and operating out of the Tuscaloosa County Public Defender’s Office, the Criminal Law Clinic provides legal representation on all aspects of misdemeanor and felony cases in Tuscaloosa County’s municipal, district and circuit courts.