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Domestic violence law clinic at ASU named for McGregor

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Posted: Friday, October 28, 2011 3:30 am

A legal clinic to help those affected by domestic violence has been named after the recently retired Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University

The Ruth V. McGregor Family Protection Clinic will help low-income victims of family violence, many of whom cannot afford legal help and fear for their lives. It will provide free legal assistance with custody and divorce, as well as direct representation relating to protective orders.

“The issue of family violence is one of life and death,” said ASU President Michael Crow. “This clinic — named for one of Arizona’s champions of justice — will bring the force of the university to bear, in research and direct legal action, and rewrite the future for families in Arizona and across the country.” The clinic also will provide training and experience to law students who, under close supervision, are given primary responsibility for work with the clients and learn trial advocacy, community education and victim empowerment.

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