May 26, 2011
Eleven McGeorge students traveled to Redding the weekend of March 25-26, 2011, to conduct a two-day clinic for low-income rural clients in a trip sponsored by San Francisco-based OneJustice, a public interest law firm.
Sharron Guerrieri, '11, second-year students Monica Cornejo and Damien Troutman, and first-year students Alyssa Carroll, Alyssa Cervantes, Kristian Corby, Allison Cross, Alison Dinmore, Sandy Liu, Amy Odens and Christine Tsai made the trip.
The students provided free legal assistance at two sessions focusing on employment and housing law. In consultation with Legal Services of Northern California staff attorneys, they engaged clients on a variety of legal issues, ranging from employment and housing to mental health and family law matters.
OneJustice focuses on legal aid for low-income Californians. Its Justice Bus Project connects urban law students with rural clients who need their help while seeking to inspire those students to consider pro bono opportunities throughout their careers. Other law schools to undertake similar road-trip clinics this spring include UC Irvine, Southwestern and the University of San Francisco.