Students in the Family/DV Clinic work under close supervision to manage all aspects of a family law case, from the initial client intake to representing clients in both Family and District Courts in Massachusetts, such as drafting pleadings and other case-related and court documents; requesting, gathering, and analyzing discovery; case-management and organization; negotiating with opposing parties and counsel, and working with complex financial issues. Students will conduct intake and provide legal advice and consultation on-site at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and other community health centers. In addition to learning and using valuable legal and litigation skills, students will also have the opportunity to prepare and present workshops and trainings on relevant legal issues to community groups and service providers.
Get to Know the Clinic
In the video below, Marianna Yang and Rebecca Greening, clinical instructors in the Family and Domestic Violence Law Clinic, discuss the clinic’s work, an example case, and the role students can play in the clinic.
For information about the Family/DV Clinic, please contact Marianna Yang at 617-390-2546, or by email at myang[at]law.harvard.edu.