Elder Law Clinic currently accepting applications
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Wake Forest University’s Elder Law Clinic is currently accepting applications for its spring 2017 semester.
The clinic, which is part of the university’s School of Law, helps law students get practical experience under the supervision of an attorney by providing free legal services to the community. The clinic accepts applications year-round, though services are only provided during the school year when law students are on hand.
Potential clients for the clinic must be at least 60 and have an income of less than $1,800 a month for a household of one, or $2,400 for a household of two.
Cases the clinic typically handles are: wills (if a person owns real estate), powers of attorney, Medicaid planning, guardianship, nursing home questions, abuse, fraud and consumer problems.
The clinic does not handle criminal cases, traffic violation and accidents, medical malpractice, probate (estates), slips and falls, and divorce cases.
The Wake Forest University School of Law offers seven degree programs: the JD, the JD/MDiv, the JD/MA in Religion, the JD/MA in Bioethics, the Master in Studies in Law, the Master of Laws in American Law and the JD/MBA in conjunction with the university’s Schools of Business.
Wake Forest University School of Law consistently ranks among the nation’s top 50 law schools.
More information is available at http://law.wfu.edu/.