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Trinity Law School Partners with OC Rescue Mission

Trinity CommunicationsApril 04, 2012

Law student David Howell of the Trinity School of Law helps a homeless woman at the OCRM's new mobile legal clinic in Santa Ana's civic center Thursday.

When it comes to working with the law, everyone can use a little extra help. On Thursday, March 29, the people of southern California can get just that.

The Orange County Rescue Mission (OCRM), in a joint venture with Trinity Law School, has created a Mobile Legal Clinic to help homeless men and women in Orange County to resolve any legal issues they may face. This clinic is an extension of the venture’s existing Legal Clinic at the Orange County Rescue Mission’s Village of Hope.

The goal of the Mobile Legal Clinic is to provide free legal services to less fortunate and homeless individuals in Orange County in order to assist them on the road to self-sufficiency and employment. In this endeavor, notes OCRM President Jim Palmer, “Trinity Law School is serving our mission by providing resources that will assist the homeless and working poor by removing some legal barriers that make difficult to find employment and housing, to name just a few.” By providing these services through a mobile clinic, those individuals without transportation and without resources will be able to receive legal counseling and take the first steps towards solving their legal issues. “And a steady paycheck and the ability to pay for food and housing are essential to maintaining stable living conditions,” adds Palmer. The services will include criminal law and family law support with issues such as child support, debt, SSDI, bankruptcy and traffic ticket cases.

The Mobile Legal Clinic will be open every Thursday from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., at the Santa Ana Civic Center in the parking lot near Ross Street and Civic Center Drive. The Orange County Rescue Mission continues to seek donations in order to expand its Mobile Outreach services to include additional service days and location stops.

See the additional news coverage from The Orange County Register.

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