The law school at Campbell University, which is slated to relocate from the Buies Creek campus to Raleigh later this year, has announced plans for a clinic catering to low-income senior citizens.
The clinic, slated to open during the 2009-10 school year, will provide experience for law students while serving senior citizens in the greater Raleigh area, according to a university press release.
Dubbed the "Campbell Senior Law Clinic," the operation will be led by an attorney specializing in elder law and will help low-income seniors who might not otherwise be able to afford an attorney.
It will focus on wills, power of attorney, guardianship, abuse and neglect, housing, consumer fraud and other issues pertinent to seniors.
Cases will be generated through referrals and a partnership with Legal Aid of North Carolina, according to the Campbell press release.
The clinic is funded in part by a $150,000 gift from Progress Energy.