The Family Violence Clinic (FVC) provides survivors of domestic violence with direct representation as well as legal and extra-legal support. The FVC works cooperatively with courts, the prosecution and criminal defense bars, social service agencies, private attorneys and others to provide survivors with holistic solutions to domestic violence-related issues. The FVC maintains an off-campus office and operates year-round as a fully-functioning community service provider.
FVC students perform a full range of legal work including but not limited to phone intake and client screening, in-person client interviews, fact and background investigation, records search and retrieval, case planning and hearing preparation, negotiation and litigation. Both 2L and 3L students who are certified under the Student Practice Act may negotiate and litigate cases for clients in local courts. FVC students also work together with clients to develop strategies and solutions for addressing related extra-legal challenges the clients may face