Trinity Law School Clinics provide free legal services to the community while giving students the opportunity to put their classroom skills to work. Students are eligible to participate in the legal clinics upon completion or concurrent enrollment of 30 units. If you are looking for legal services or have questions about our clinics, please contact Joy Statler at jstatler[at]tiu.edu.
This clinic is located on the grounds of the Orange County Rescue Mission, a transitional living facility for homeless individuals and families. Trinity students provide pro bono services to help residents with a variety of legal issues so that they can start their new life with a clean slate.
As part of our partnership with the Orange County Rescue Mission, we offer opportunities for students to volunteer in our “law office on wheels” that offers walk-up services to all low-income and homeless residents of Orange County.
The Orange County office of Pacific Justice Institute, a non-profit organization that provides legal services in religious freedom cases, is located on our campus. Students who serve in the Religious Liberty Clinic at the Pacific Justice Institute benefit from this close partnership by conducting research and writing a wide variety of trial and appellate level documents, including amicus briefs, for current cases.
Our mediation clinic operates in conjunction with the Orange County Superior Court and Orange County Human Relations. Students act as a neutral party to help facilitate resolutions between parties. The prerequisite courses for this clinic qualify you to work as a mediator in various California courts before obtaining your J.D.
California residents filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy receive legal support from a practicing bankruptcy attorney while students assist with problem solving and preparation.