Location

Portland State University

Start Date

20-6-2018 10:00 AM

Persistent Identifier

https://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/26503

Description

Student Legal Services offices across the country provide free legal assistance to students. This presentation will highlight typical legal issues faced by families, the applicable resolution processes, including the judicial system, and the challenges faced by many SLS offices.

Richard graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 1972 and joined Multnomah County Legal Aid Services as a staff attorney. In 1978 he went to work at Lewis and Clark Law School as a professor and Director of the Lewis and Clark Legal Clinic. The Legal Clinic taught practical lawyering skills to law students through the pro bono representation of low income clients. While he has represented clients with a wide array of legal issues, his focus at the Legal Clinic was on consumer issues and Chapter 7 bankruptcy. When the Legal Clinic closed at the end of 2014, Dick joined Portland State University Student Legal Services. He has two daughters, and has lived in the Portland area his entire life.

April Kusters is the Assistant Director of Portland State University Student Legal Services. April assists students in a variety of legal matter including divorces, custody disputes, child support, restraining orders, stalking protections and legal name and gender changes. Prior to joining SLS in 2014, April was a staff attorney at St. Andrew Legal Clinic where she represented low-income clients with their family law matters. April also previously represented victims of housing discrimination through the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, including parents who were denied housing because they had children. She served two terms on the board of directors of Community Alliance of Tenants where she worked to strengthen renters rights. April graduated from Lewis and Clark law school in 2008 and she received a bachelors from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005.

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Jun 20th, 10:00 AM

Student Legal Services

Portland State University

Student Legal Services offices across the country provide free legal assistance to students. This presentation will highlight typical legal issues faced by families, the applicable resolution processes, including the judicial system, and the challenges faced by many SLS offices.

Richard graduated from the University of Oregon Law School in 1972 and joined Multnomah County Legal Aid Services as a staff attorney. In 1978 he went to work at Lewis and Clark Law School as a professor and Director of the Lewis and Clark Legal Clinic. The Legal Clinic taught practical lawyering skills to law students through the pro bono representation of low income clients. While he has represented clients with a wide array of legal issues, his focus at the Legal Clinic was on consumer issues and Chapter 7 bankruptcy. When the Legal Clinic closed at the end of 2014, Dick joined Portland State University Student Legal Services. He has two daughters, and has lived in the Portland area his entire life.

April Kusters is the Assistant Director of Portland State University Student Legal Services. April assists students in a variety of legal matter including divorces, custody disputes, child support, restraining orders, stalking protections and legal name and gender changes. Prior to joining SLS in 2014, April was a staff attorney at St. Andrew Legal Clinic where she represented low-income clients with their family law matters. April also previously represented victims of housing discrimination through the Fair Housing Council of Oregon, including parents who were denied housing because they had children. She served two terms on the board of directors of Community Alliance of Tenants where she worked to strengthen renters rights. April graduated from Lewis and Clark law school in 2008 and she received a bachelors from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2005.