Pro Bono News
Can’t afford a lawyer? Perhaps these Concordia Law students can help (ID)
Thursday, November 16, 2017
- Idaho Statesman
Can’t afford a lawyer? Perhaps these Concordia Law students can help
"Concordia Law School’s library in Downtown Boise is now a place where people who are too poor to afford a lawyer, yet don’t qualify for government assistance can find help in a time of desperation. Here they can meet with someone who just might be able to help.
This is where the school’s law students provide free legal help to immigrants, including refugees from war-torn countries; and tenants who often are living in pest-infested homes or on the verge of homelessness. They don’t know their rights. They don’t understand their options. They’re often misinformed.
That’s where Latonia Haney Keith comes in. An associate professor and director of clinical education at Concordia, Haney Keith directs two student-led law clinics that provide one-on-one assistance and a third in which students work in courtrooms helping Boise city prosecutors with misdemeanor cases and infractions..."