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TouroLawCentersCLINICALPROGRAMS SmallBusinessNot-for-ProtLawClinicBankruptcyClinicMortgageForeclosureClinicAdvancedBankruptcyClinicDisasterReliefCriminalDefenseClinicCriminalProsecutionClinicFederalProsecutionClinicElderLawClinicFamilyLawClinicImmigrationLawClinicVeteransServicemembersRightsClinic1.2.3.TableofContentsServingtheEconomicLegalNeedsofClientsBusinessDevelopmentFinancialDistressHousingLossCriminalJusticeCriminalDefenseCriminalProsecutionFederalProsecutionServingOurVulnerablePopulationsFamiliesSeniorCitizensVeteransImmigrants631761-7080CLINICALPROGRAMSTOUROLAW.EDUTouroCollegeJacobD.FuchsbergLawCenter225EastviewDriveCentralIslipNY11722www.tourolaw.edu AMessagefromLeifRubinsteinActingDirectorofClinicalProgramsClinicsareanintegralpartoftheeducationalprocessatTouroLawandarequirementforgraduation.Availabletoupperlevelstudentsclinicsprovidetheopportunitytorepresentactualclientswithreallegalproblemswhileworkingunderthesupervisionofexperiencedattorney-professors.Underfacultysupervisionclinicstudentsinterviewandadviseclientsprepareandlelegalpapersnegotiatewithotherattorneysonbehalfoftheclientsandappearontherecordincourtoratadministrativehearings.Byprovidingvaluableopportunitiesforclientinteractionclinicshelpstudentsdevelopessentiallawyeringskillssuchasinterviewingfact-gatheringresearch.Draftinglegaldocumentsandoraladvocacy.Clinicsalsoplacestudentsintoprofessionalsituationswheretheyexploreethicallegalissuesandbegintoformtheiridentitiesasattorneys.Allclinicshaveaclassroomcomponentaweeklythree-hourseminarduringwhichstudentsandfacultyengageincaseroundsdiscusssubstantivelawissuesrelatedtotheirparticularclinicandpracticelawyeringskillsthroughsimulationsandotheractivities.Theseminartheclientinteractionthecourtappearancesandthecloseindividualsupervisioncombinetoprovideourstudentswithaclinicexperiencethattransformsthelawstudentintoalegalprofessional.Andjustasimportantlyourstudentsarehelpingtoclosetheaccesstojusticegapsforthemostvulnerablepopulationsinourregion. SMALLBUSINESSNOT-FOR-PROFITLAWCLINICThisclinicassistsindividualsandcommunitygroupsinterestedincreatingandoperatingsmallbusinessesornon-protorganizations.Studentsprovideinitialandongoinglegalservicestoindividualentrepreneurslocalgroupscharitiesandothertaxexemptinstitutionsassistingthemwithsuchissuesasthecreationofcorporatestructureandby-lawsgovernmentlingscomplyingwithfederalstateandlocallawslegalissuesrelatedtofundraisinglobbyingrestrictionsandindividualandcorporateliability.TisexperiencewasoneothemostrewardingomyouroLawcareer.Iworkedonavarietyotasksunderacultysupervisionwiththreedistinctclientsindierentphasesoormingortransormingtheirorganizationsinordertoachieveavorabletaxstatus.IhavehadthepleasureokeepingincontactwithmyclientsandeelagreatsenseosatisactionwhentheirgoalshavebeenrealizedknowingthatIwasabletohelpthemintheirendeavors.WhetherthejobconsistsocreatingcorporatedocumentsflingpaperworkwiththegovernmentorreassuringthepartyathandtheClinicisavaluablepracticallearningexperienceorbothstudentsandtheirclients.JoelSimon2013ServingtheEconomicLegalNeedsofClientsBusinessDevelopmentFinancialDistressHousingLoss1. BANKRUPTCYCLINICTheBankruptcyClinicprovidesadviceandrepresentationtoclientswhoareinnancialdistress.StudentsgatherinformationfromtheclientsandpreparedocumentsandmotionsontheirbehalfculminatinginlingtheChapter7BankruptcyPetitionsintheUnitedStatesBankruptcyCourtfortheEasternDistrictofNewYork.PriortocompletingthePetitionstudentsparticipateinSection341hearingswithBankruptcyTrusteesandengageinmotionpracticebeforetheBankruptcyJudges.MORTGAGEFORECLOSURECLINICStudentsintheMortgageForeclosureClinicrepresentclientswhoareeitheralreadydefendingagainstorindangeroffacingmortgageforeclosureproceedingsontheirhomes.Undertheclosesupervisionofapractitioner-in-residencestudentsassistclientswithrenegotiatingmortgagetermsinanefforttosavetheirhomesandrepresentclientsinmandatoryoftenadversarialconferences.Studentsalsoprepareandpresentdefensesonbehalfoftheirclientsappearingbeforeeitherastatecourtjudgeorahearingreferee.ADVANCEDBANKRUPTCYCLINICTheAdvancedBankruptcyClinicisdesignedtoprovidestudentswhohavecompletedtheBankruptcyClinicwithfurthertraininginbankruptcylawandpractice.ThisclinicrepresentsdebtorsinChapter13mattersintheBankruptcyCourt.Giventhecomplexityofthesemattersstudentsfrequentlyappearincourttopresentandarguemotionsinadversaryproceedings.Studentswhocompletethisclinicarewell-preparedtohandlevirtuallyallconsumerbankruptcycases. DISASTERRELIEFCLINICTheDisasterReliefClinicassistsclientswithalllegalissuesthathavearisenasaresultofSuperstormSandyanditsaftermath.StudentsrepresentclientsinrealestateandlandusematterspublicbenetsandpublicutilitiesissuesFEMAclaimsandlegalproblemsrelatedtoemploymentcontractorconsumerandgeneralinsurancelaw.Giventhediversityoflegalmattersstudentshandlecasesinbothfederalandstatecourts.Theyengageinbothtransactionallawactivitiesincludingpreparingandprocessinginsuranceclaimsandintheearlystagesoflitigationnegotiatingwithadversariesandparticipatingincourt-monitoredmediation.HavingworkedmanyhoursontheTLCHeartHotlineIknewtheDisasterRelieClinicwasgoingtobeanamazingopportunitytohelpthosethatwerevictimsoHurricaneSandy.IneverthoughtIwouldhavegainedsomuchoutothisexperience.IhavebeenabletobuildstrongconnectionswithclientshelptheminanywaythatIcouldandlearnmoreaboutthelawintheprocess.MyexperienceattheClinichasalsoignitedadesiretobeginacareerinpublicinterestlawafergraduation.StephannieMiranda2013 CriminalJusticeClinicsCriminalDefenseCriminalProsecutionFederalProsecutionCRIMINALDEFENSECLINICTheCriminalDefenseClinicaffordsstudentstheopportunitytopracticecriminallawundertheclosesupervisionofseniorattorneysattheBrooklynDefendersServices.Studentsparticipateinallphasesofcriminaldefenseworkfromarraignmentthroughtrial.Theyaccompanythesupervisingattorneystocourtparticipateinclientandwitnessinterviewsconductinvestigationsreviewdocumentsdraftmotionsandhelpdevelopcasetheoriesandlitigationstrategiesincollaborationwithexperiencedcriminaldefenseattorneys.CRIMINALPROSECUTIONCLINICTheCriminalProsecutionClinicofferedattheSuffolkCountyDistrictAttorneysOfceintheSuffolkCountyDistrictCourtprovidesstudentswithrst-handexperienceprosecutingrealmisdemeanorcriminalcasesworkingalongsideanAssistantDistrictAttorney.StudentsappearontherecordbeforeaJudgeduringcriminalproceedings.TheyarecloselysupervisedbyanAssistantDistrictAttorneyandamemberoftheFacultyastheyconductinvestigationsinterviewpoliceandcivilianwitnessesnegotiatedispositionsandprepareforhearingsandtrials.FEDERALPROSECUTIONCLINICTheFederalProsecutionClinicprovidesstudentswithanopportunitytoworkintheofceoftheUnitedStatesAttorneyfortheEasternDistrictofNewYork.StudentsareplacedwithasupervisingAssistantU.S.Attorneyinthecriminalorcivildivision.ThedepthandrangeofcasesinvestigatedandprosecutedbytheU.S.AttorneysOfceexposestudentsnotonlytotraditionallawyeringlitigationskillsbutalsotoworkingcollaborativelywithotherfederalagencies.StudentsassignedtothecriminaldivisionworkdirectlywithFBIagentsduringtheinitialphasesoftheprosecutorialprocess.2.Myexperienceshavetaughtmethatcriminaldeenseworkisallaboutndingthehumanityinthosewhowerepresent.Ibelievethatitisimportanttorememberthateveryonehasabackgroundandeveryonehasastory.Ihavealwaysbeensomeonewhoisascinatedbycomplexevenfawedindividualsandmyexternshipexperienceshavetaughtmethatcrimesaretheproductomanydierentthingsrombeingavictimoahorricupbringingtobeinganimmatureorhot-headedcitizen.CatherineGretschel2015 FAMILYLAWCLINICTheFamilyLawClinicrepresentsclientsindivorcechildsupportchildcustodyandvisitationproceedingsintheSuffolkCountySupremeandFamilyCourts.Studentsinterviewtheirclientsgatherdocumentsforsubmissiontothecourtandadvocateinwritingandorallyonbehalfoftheirclientsandtheirfamilies.FamilyLawClinicstudentsregularlyparticipateinjudicialhearingsbeforeChildSupportMagistratesandFamilyCourtRefereesdealingwiththerightsandresponsibilitiesofspousesandthedutiesofparentstotheirchildren.ServingOurVulnerablePopulationsFamiliesSeniorCitizensVeteransImmigrantsELDERLAWCLINICTheElderLawClinicprovidesdirectlegalservicestoelderlyclientsincludingguardianshipmattersMedicareandMedicaidadvancedhealthcareplanningpublicbenetsagediscriminationpensionsandconsumerissues.Underfacultysupervisionstudentsinteractdirectlywithclientsappearingincourtforguardianshipproceedingsanddraftinghealthcareproxieslivingwillspowersofattorneyandotherdocuments.Toprovideafullarrayofservicestotheirclientsstudentsaretrainedtoutilizeallsocialservicesavailablefortheelderly.TesemesterIspentworkingintheVeteransandServicemembersRightsClinicwasoneothemostvaluableexperiencesIhavehadinlawschool.TeClinicstatheproessorsandmostimportantlythestudentsdoanamazingjobocreatingapositiveworkenvironment.Mytimespentworkingtherewaschallengingyetverysuccessul.WithhardworkandoutstandingsupportInowhavetheconfdencetoaceanychallenge.JaredScotto20133. IMMIGRATIONLAWCLINICTheImmigrationLawClinicprovidesfreelegalservicestoLongIslandsimmigrantpopulationwhoareinneedofrepresentationineitherstatecourtorfederaladministrativeagencies.Studentsrepresentclientsondiverseimmigrationmattersincludinglingspecialvisapetitionsobtainingjuvenilestatusforunaccompaniedminorsenteringthecountrypreparingandpresentingasylumapplicationsandassistinginnaturalizationandcitizenshipproceedings.Whileadvocatingfortheirclientsstudentsareexposedtotheculturaleconomicandpoliticalforcesthatinuencethetreatmentofimmigrantswithinourlegalsystem.VETERANSSERVICEMEMBERSRIGHTSCLINICThisclinicassistsveteransandactiveservicemembersinlegalmattersrelatedtothespecialprotectionsanduniqueburdenscreatedbymilitaryservice.Studentsrepresentveteransincivillitigationsuchashousingoremploymentdiscriminationinobtainingaccommodationsfordisabilitiesunderfederalandstatelawsandincriminaldefenseproceedingsintheproblem-solvingVeteransCourtwhichlinksveterandefendantswithdiverseserviceproviders.Inadditiontopracticingallofthelawyeringskillsrelatedtolitigationstudentsalsoassistveteransinsecuringentitlementsthroughadministrativeagencies. CLINICALPROGRAMSFACULTYLeifRubinsteinActingDirectorofClinicalProgramsDirectoroftheMortgageForeclosureBankruptcyandAdvancedBankruptcyClinicsMarianneArtusioDirectoroftheElderLawClinicWilliamBirdDirectoroftheSmallBusinessandNot-for-ProtClinicNicoleBoeckmannJamesMiskiewiczCo-DirectorsoftheFederalProsecutionClinicWilliamBrooksDirectoroftheImmigrationLawClinicJohnBuonoraDirectoroftheCriminalProsecutionClinicDorothyHughesJoyceKendrickCo-DirectorsoftheCriminalDefenseClinicBenjaminRajotteDirectoroftheDisasterReliefClinicLewisSilvermanDirectoroftheFamilyLawClinic CLINICALPROGRAMSSTAFFATTORNEYSStephanieDietmerStaffAttorneyDisasterReliefClinicMelissaGreenbergerPractitioner-in-ResidenceMortgageForeclosureClinicMelissaLuckmanStaffAttorneyDisasterReliefClinicDanielleSchwagerSupervisingCourtAttorneyFamilyLawClinicADMINISTRATIVESTAFFLilaMesterClinicAdministratorSusanKannerAdministrativeAssistantDianaCastrellonLegalAssistant631761-7080CLINICALPROGRAMSTOUROLAW.EDUTouroCollegeJacobD.FuchsbergLawCenter225EastviewDriveCentralIslipNY11722www.tourolaw.edu