The Civil Law Clinic is the Law School’s oldest clinic, having provided legal assistance for over 35 years. Under the direction of Professor Yuri R. Linetsky, students in this clinic provide free legal advice and representation to University of Alabama students and members of the community in civil matters on a limited referral basis. Civil clinic students annually handle over 200 cases from intake interviews through negotiations and to hearings and trials, if necessary, in state small claims, district, and circuit courts, as well as federal district court. The clinic’s caseload encompasses a wide variety of legal claims, including consumer law, debt collection defense, domestic relations, housing, insurance, municipal court infractions (misdemeanors), torts, and other civil matters.
Organization Name: Civil 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) 348-4960
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 Civil Law Clinic provides free legal assistance on civil matters to University of Alabama students and members of the community.
How do clients qualify for your services? By contacting the clinic and setting up an intake interview at (205) 348-4960
Program description: The University of Alabama School of Law’s Civil Law Clinic provides free legal assistance on a full range of civil matters and certain municipal infractions to University of Alabama students and to others on a referral basis. Through its student attorneys, the Civil Law Clinic provides free legal advice and services on matters such as: landlord/tenant disputes; employment concerns; contract issues; automobile accidents; insurance claims; consumer complaints; financial and debt management; drivers’ license problems; alcohol violations; limited domestic relations; and civil rights claims.