Blanchard Community Law Clinic
The Blanchard Community Law Clinic of Campbell Law School is accepting applications from individuals who are facing qualifying landlord/tenant issues through the newly launched City of Raleigh Housing Justice Project.
Eligible residents must live in Raleigh and be at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level.
In May, the Raleigh City Council voted to give the law school $100,000 a year for three years from the American Rescue Plan Act. With this funding, the Clinic has founded the City of Raleigh Housing Justice Project, allowing it to provide advice and counsel as well as legal representation to eligible Raleigh residents facing eviction.
Since then, the Clinic has hired attorney Laura Clark as a part-time adjunct professor to screen applicants, provide brief legal advice when appropriate and assist Clinic Professor Tolu Adewale with supervising the students who will be providing select clients with in-depth representation on their landlord/tenant matters, explained Interim Clinic Director Emily Mistr.
The Clinic started taking applications from potential clients on Aug. 15. Those interested in applying for help can call the Clinic at (919) 865-4471 between 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
The Clinic is also taking direct referrals from local community organizations. Service providers are encouraged to contact Professor Adewale at (919) 865-4467 with questions or referrals.
Blanchard Community Law Clinic provides legal services for low-income individuals from across the state of North Carolina and has served more than 1,200 clients since opening in 2016. According to Leonard, 136 law students have been trained at the clinic in the past five years.
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