The Idaho Trial Lawyers Association, in partnership with the University of Idaho and Concordia law schools and the Idaho Volunteer Lawyers Program, is hoping to set up monthly law clinics at the Main Branch of the Boise Public Library.
The Library Board of Trustees will be asked Dec. 5 to provide space for the clinic that, if approved, could begin in February 2013 and would be be held for two hours in the evening once or twice a month.
The so-called Street Law Clinic would be staffed by at least two supervising attorneys and two to six law students, providing pro bono legal services "to those who desperately need it," according to the ITLA. The association is promising to provide its own computers, printers and resource materials, if approved.
According to the ITLA, "the law student participants benefit by gaining some hands-on real legal experience, the opportunity to network within the legal community, and fullfilling their pro bono requirements. The volunteer attorneys get to mentor students and fullfill their pro bon service. Additionally, Ada County prosecutors and public defenders may wish to participate."