Category Archives: CLP News

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Pro Bono Project Spotlight: ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project

Founded in 1987, the ACLU Immigrants’ Rights Project is dedicated to expanding and enforcing the civil liberties and civil rights of non-citizens and to combating public and private discrimination against immigrants.  For more than twenty years, the IRP has been … Continue reading

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Summer Public Interest Grant Applications Due April 1st!

Summer Public Interest Grant Applications are now available! There are several kinds of grants available, funded in part by Equal Justice Foundation and other grant programs with  unique eligibility criteria.  The grants are designed to ease the financial burden of … Continue reading

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Lawyers & Leaders: Court Interpreter Shared Recommendations for New Attorneys

On Friday, February 14, the Citizen Lawyer Program welcomed Ernest Niño-Murcia for a Lawyers and Leaders program titled, “You Said What? Getting the Most Out of Court Interpreter Services.”  Attendees learned about the court interpreter certification program in Iowa and … Continue reading

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New Pro Bono Project Opportunity: State Public Defender

The Citizen Lawyer Program is now accepting applications for a new spring pro bono project placement with the Iowa City office of the State Public Defender. The Public Defender coordinates provision of legal representation to indigent persons under arrest or charged with … Continue reading

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Visiting Professor Jim Leach Discussed the Importance of Civility in Legal Careers at Lawyers & Leaders on November 14

Last week, the Citizen Lawyer Program hosted Visiting Professor Jim Leach for a Lawyers and Leaders event titled “Civility in Law and Governance.”  During his talk on Thursday, November 14, Professor Leach used philosophical and also real-world examples from his … Continue reading

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Celebrate Pro Bono Service

October is the National Pro Bono month, and the National Pro Bono Celebration week is October 20-26. The Citizen Lawyer Program would like to celebrate Iowa Law service by showcasing service statistics from the 2012-2013 school year. Pro Bono Service: … Continue reading

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Iowa Alum Receives the Chicago Bar Foundation’s Sun-Times Public Interest Law Fellowship

Matt Hulstein graduated from the University of Iowa College of Law in 2012 and began working at Chicago Volunteer Legal Services (CVLS). At CVLS, Matt represents low-income people in need of legal help. He also works with the Citizen Lawyer … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Our 2012-13 Student Volunteers!

Take a moment to peruse our student volunteers’ enormous achievements on the colorful posters hanging from the boards across from Financial Aid. The posters represent the diverse projects and activities Iowa law students have engaged in during the past year, including … Continue reading

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