Stephanie Davidson joined the Legal Services Center (LSC) in July as an Attorney and Clinical Fellow. The Clinic primarily serves clients through the Passageway Health Law Collaborative, a partnership with the Brigham and Women’s Hospital where attorneys, law students, and Passageway social workers to work together to confront domestic violence from a public health perspective.
Davidson’s addition to LSC will allow the Family Law and Domestic Violence Clinic to accept more students and cases for the upcoming academic term, and to engage in more extensive community outreach throughout the year. Davidson will be representing clients in family law cases, conducting community education programs, and assisting in the supervision of law students.
Davidson joins Nnena Odim, Senior Clinical Instructor and Associate Director of the Family Law Clinic, who states “I am really looking forward to working with Stephanie. She comes to LSC with such dedication and commitment to improving the lives of victims and survivors of domestic violence. While we will never be able to fully satisfy the unmet needs of the population that we serve, having Stephanie join our team means that we will be better able to address the legal needs of people affected by domestic violence, particularly families with children.”
Davidson has already begun representing clients and preparing the Clinic’s docket for the next set of clinical students. Returning from The Suffolk Family and Probate Court after her first court appearance as an LSC staff member, Davidson said, “I’m thrilled to be providing desperately needed legal services to domestic violence survivors in a clinical setting. These cases provide excellent clinical experiences for students, not only because of the severity of the problem, but also because the legal issues domestic violence survivors encounter illustrate how poverty, violence, and gender intersect in the lives of Boston-area families.”