The trip to Cherokee, N.C., like all of my Carolina Law Pro Bono experiences thus far, surpassed my expectations. Because of the nature of a general legal aid clinic, there are many unknowns. Who will your clients be? What legal issue(s) will they bring to you? What type of resolution are they seeking and/or expecting? Yet, with this particular legal aid clinic, there were even more unknowns. How many of the clinic’s clients would be enrolled members of the tribe? How, if at all, would their status as a Cherokee affect their legal issue? Would our clients be open and receptive to discuss the intimate details of their lives (i.e. divorce, child custody, estate planning, etc.) with “outsiders” to the tribe?
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| Posted by Brandy G. Barrett on Wed. January 16, 2013 8:58 PM
Categories: Winter Break Trip 2013