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Jeanette Lipman Legal Clinic for Families and Children

The Jeanette Lipman Legal Clinic for Families and Children 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.

The Clinic is a one semester course for second and third year law students. 

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 Legal Clinic for Families and Children is located in the Clinical Law Center at the Law School. Please call 804-289-8921 for assistance.

Areas of Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Domestic Violence
  • Foster Care
  • Public Benefits
  • Housing
Professional Skills
Skills that Students Learn and Develop
  • In- and Out-of-Court Advocacy
  • Client Interviewing
  • Drafting and Filing Court Documents
  • Legal Writing
  • Research