Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic

The Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic is an in-house clinic that provides legal assistance to families and children in the City of Richmond. Law students represent clients under the supervision of Professor of Law and Director Dale Cecka. Areas of representation include divorce, custody, visitation, domestic violence, foster care, public benefits and housing.

The Clinic is a one semester course for second and third year law students. Students participate in all aspects of legal representation, including in and out-of-court advocacy, client interviewing, drafting and filing court documents, and legal writing and research. The clinic also involves simulation activities. Students need to complete Family Law to participate in the clinic. Please see the FAQ for Students for more information.

A multidisciplinary collaboration with Virginia Commonwealth University, the Clinic is also staffed by graduate students and faculty from Virginia Commonwealth University's School of Social Work and Department of Psychology, who help the legal team provide a broad spectrum of services to clients.

The Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic is located in the Clinical Law Center at the Law School.  Please call 804-289-8921 for assistance.