Domestic Violence Clinic
The Domestic Violence Law Clinic provides free legal assistance on civil matters to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking in the seven west Alabama counties of Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa. The Clinic takes a holistic approach to a victim’s civil legal needs, with the clinic student first representing the victim in obtaining a protection from abuse order and then, in order to meet the victim’s other legal needs, providing legal assistance in matters relating to divorce, custody and support, employment and debt issues, housing, property recovery, and public benefits. The Clinic, directed by Professor Margaret Drew, also provides outreach and educational services to inform victims, service providers, and law enforcement personnel about legal rights and remedies to address domestic violence.
Organization Name: Domestic Violence Law Clinic-The University of Alabama School of Law
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 870392, Tuscaloosa 35487-0392
Physical Address: The University of Alabama School of Law, 101 Paul Bryant Drive, Tuscaloosa 35401
Phone number: (205) 348-7921
Are you a non-profit? Yes
Do you accept donations? Yes, through the University of Alabama Law School Foundation
Are donations tax-deductible? Yes
Do you provide direct client services? Yes
Brief description of services provided: The Domestic Violence Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to victims of domestic violence, stalking or sexual assault residing in West Alabama. There are no income restrictions on qualifying for services from the clinic.
How do clients qualify for your services? By contacting a domestic violence shelter in West Alabama or the clinic at (205) 348-7921
Program description: The University of Alabama School of Law’s Domestic Violence Law Clinic provides free legal services to victims of domestic violence, stalking and sexual assault in the west Alabama counties of Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Pickens, and Tuscaloosa. Through its student and staff attorneys, the Domestic Violence Law Clinic provides legal assistance on protection from abuse, family law, housing, employment, and other legal matters as needed to assist victims escaping domestic violence.