John F. Kennedy University College of Law offers free legal services to low-income and seniors through clinics based at the Pleasant Hill campuses. The services are provided by second and third year law students under the supervision of the Clinic Director.
Housing Advocacy Clinic
The Housing Advocacy Clinic provide assistance to low-income clients facing the imminent threat of a loss of their housing. Conducted in partnership with Bay Area Legal Aid, the Clinic assists clients facing unlawful detainer actions, provides assistance in Rent Board proceedings, and advocates on behalf of tenants with habitability defects and in fair housing matters. The Clinic staff also provides counseling at the San Francisco Tenants' Union and Project Homeless Connect.
Legal Clinic for Elders
The Legal Clinic for Elders offers free legal services to low income individuals 60 years and older for drafting simple wills, powers of attorney, and health care directives. Seniors can also receive assistance in addressing issues of financial, emotional, and physical abuse, including obtaining restraining orders, if necessary.