Posted: February 16th, 2017 | By: Emily Eisert
“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.”
To find out if you or your loved one is eligible for the Elder Law Clinic services, please visit http://elder-clinic.law.wfu.edu/services/new-client-questionnaire/