Community Legal Practice Center

The Community Legal Practice Center (CLPC) provides free legal services to qualified residents of the Rockbridge area community.

The CLPC is a legal clinic at the Washington and Lee University School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. CLPC Clients are represented by student attorneys who are dedicated to community service. All work is closely supervised by a member of the law school faculty licensed to practice law.

The Washington and Lee University School of Law and its students are proud to serve the Rockbridge area community, which is a beautiful and friendly home to the University.

The Washington and Lee University School of Law is consistently ranked as one of the top law schools in the country. Student attorneys are able to draw on the full resources of this nationally-recognized law school.

As in any community legal practice, the objective is to provide comprehensive assistance to meet most if not all of the client's legal needs.

The CLPC staff continuously assesses the scope of unmet need for legal services in our community. The current focus is to serve victims of domestic violence and community residents over 60 who have limited financial resources. The CLPC will, however, consider client needs outside these areas in exceptional circumstances.

The CLPC maintains strict workload limits to ensure that all student attorneys are able to provide the highest level of client commitment. The CLPC may not, therefore, be able to serve all qualified residents that request services at a particular time.

Interested community residents should contact the CLPC for a prompt initial consultation.