Criminal Defense Clinic

This clinic represents low income community members and University of Alabama students charged with misdemeanor crimes in Tuscaloosa County’s municipal, district, and circuit courts. Under the direction of Professor Amy Kimpel, 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. The clinic has been in existence for over 25 years and handles over 100 cases annually.

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

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

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 Criminal Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to low income community members and University of Alabama students charged with misdemeanor crimes in Tuscaloosa County.

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 Criminal Defense Clinic provides free legal assistance to free legal assistance to low income community members and University of Alabama students charged with misdemeanor crimes in Tuscaloosa County. Through its student attorneys, the Criminal Defense Clinic provides legal representation on all aspects of misdemeanor cases in Tuscaloosa County’s municipal, district and circuit courts.