Elder Law Clinic students learn to service diverse needs for clients

Group photo of Elder Law Clinic, June 2014, including Lauren Johnson, Aly Kyser, Ben Limehouse, Cameron Stanton, Becky Chen and Rebekah Garcia

Lauren Johnson, Aly Kyser, Ben Limehouse, Cameron Stanton, Becky Chen, Rebekah Garcia

Congratulations to the latest 2014 Spring Elder Law Clinic class. Students had quite a range of  interview experiences this semester including understanding a disturbed military veteran to talking with clients that are in hospital beds. Elder Law Clinic students learned to surmount language differences and to figure out how best to communicate with those who have memory issues. Clients sometimes had hearing, vision, and education limitations that put the students to the test.

The Elder Law Clinic provides free legal assistance to moderate income seniors, and serves as a resource center for lawyers and other professionals.  To learn more, here’s a short video and an article from the N.C. State Bar Journal.  The Clinic accepts applications for assistance year-round, but sees clients only from September through April.

Visit the Elder Law Clinic website for more information.