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Family Justice Clinic provides 2,100 hours of service and aids 100 callers during spring semester

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

During the spring semester, the Family Justice Clinic provided nearly 2,100 hours of service to approximately 100 callers seeking assistance. The clinic, which is staffed by law students, provides low-income members of the Athens community with courtroom representation in family violence and stalking protective order cases. The students also provide advice and counsel to victims of abuse who are considering their legal options as they move towards safety and security for themselves and their children. “While the clinic’s work is challenging in many ways, the students work closely together to give creative, high-quality responses to persons who would otherwise not have access to legal services,” Family Justice Clinic Director Christine M. Scartz said.


Hetherington featured in the Daily Report

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Assistant Clinical Professor and Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Director Emma M. Hetherington was featured in the Daily Report regarding Georgia's statute of limitations for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. The article titled "Could Jeffrey Epstein Be Sued Under Georgia Law?" was written by Katheryn Tucker and published 7/15/19. 


E. Burch featured in Law360

Monday, July 15, 2019

Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured in Law360 regarding Johnson & Johnson's pelvic mesh litigation in California. The article titled "Breaking Down J&J And California's $1B Pelvic Mesh Trial" was written by Daniel Siegal and published 7/12/19.


Hetherington featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Monday, July 15, 2019

Assistant Clinical Professor and Wilbanks Child Endangerment and Sexual Exploitation Clinic Director Emma M. Hetherington was featured in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution regarding Georgia's statute of limitations for sexual abuse prosecutions. The article titled "Sex abuse admission by Boy Scouts puts new focus on Georgia predator law" was written by Christian Boone and published 7/12/19.


E. Burch featured in Insurance Journal

Friday, July 12, 2019

Callaway Chair Elizabeth Chamblee Burch was featured in Insurance Journal regarding her book Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation, which explains how mass tort suits may benefit everyone except victims. The article titled "How Lawyers, Not Plaintiffs, Wind Up the Winners in Mass Tort Lawsuits" was published 7/12/19.

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