The Clinton/Highland County Family Law Clinic will hold its second clinic hours on June 2 from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
The clinic will be held at the Clinton County Law Library on the third floor of the courthouse in Wilmington. Clients will receive a free consultation with a volunteer attorney on a first-come, first-served basis.
Katie Wright, assistant prosecutor for the Child Support Enforcement Agency, said the last clinic served 11 clients over a two-hour period.
“We are thrilled with the success of the first clinic and so grateful for the attorneys who have been willing to volunteer their time and expertise to help those in need,” Wright said. “I think it speaks volumes about our legal community that this idea has been so well received.”
Local attorneys Richard Federle and Mitch Lippert will be on hand for the upcoming clinic hours. Wright also credited Anne Lucas, the managing attorney of the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, and volunteer clinic administrator Jayme Mabry, who will be instrumental in administering the June clinic.
The clinic operates in partnership with the Volunteer Lawyer’s Project, the Clinton County Fatherhood Initiative, local volunteer attorneys and the Clinton County Domestic Relations and Juvenile courts.
Wright said she hopes to have a clinic scheduled in Highland County this summer and is actively seeking a location and volunteer attorneys in the Highland County area.
All clinic clients will be screened for indigence. The clinic will be held several times a year.
Attorneys interested in volunteering are encouraged to contact Wright at 937-382-4559.
Submitted by Katie Wright.