2009 Class Gift
In my Legal Clinic experience, I became passionately involved in a juvenile case where I was able to provide an affirmative voice in an unstable and unpredictable life. The work that the SRLC does for the community goes well beyond the courtroom, for it instills hope, showing people that they are not alone, and courage, knowing they have the guidance to move forward."
~ John Miller, Class of 2009
The members of the Class of 2009 have chosen to leave a very special class gift as their legacy at Vermont Law School: a conference room in the new South Royalton Legal Clinic. By making this leadership commitment to the rebuilding of the South Royalton Legal Clinic, the Class of 2009 is acknowledging the important role of the Legal Clinic in the VLS educational experience and the significant need for the services that the clinic provides across the state of Vermont and the Upper Valley of New Hampshire.
At the Legal Clinic, four staff attorneys direct the work of 18 student clinicians; in 27 years the Clinic has trained more than 700 law students and represented over 1,900 low-income and unemployed clients. Annually the Clinic provides an estimated $1.5 million in free legal services to Vermonters, most within the areas of family law, housing, disability, and bankruptcy. The wide range of people served includes veterans, children, legal-status immigrants, female prisoners, and victims of domestic violence.
The South Royalton Legal Clinic has outgrown its home at Pierce House, an aging residential structure. The overcrowded building suffers from years of heavy use and lacks desirable access and safety features. It cannot accommodate the growing numbers of clients and students.
The Class of 2009 gift is part of a $2 million renovation and expansion project. The fund-raising goal for the Class Gift is $35,000 to name a conference room in honor of the Class of 2009. Please join us in making this gift a reality. We thank you for your support.