Law Students Offer Consumers Assistance with the Small Claims Process

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Law Students Offer Consumers Assistance with the Small Claims Process
April 11, 2014
Hartford, CT

Connecticut residents can get a free introduction to Small Claims Court and learn how to file a case and represent themselves, thanks to a civic-minded group of UConn Law School students with assistance from the Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection. Student organizers during the 2013-2014 school year, Andrew Glass and Brendan Gooley, will offer a Small Claims Workshop at the Law School on April 15 at 6:00 pm.

Several UConn law students worked with staff from the Department of Consumer Protection to become well-informed about the many laws affecting consumers and to organize this information into workshops that can help an individual navigate Small Claims Court.

“The University has at the core of its mission to provide outreach, service and public engagement activities to the citizens of our state,” says Assistant Dean of Students Karen DeMeola. “We are proud of our efforts in partnership with the Department of Consumer Protection to provide this service to individuals in our community seeking redress in Small Claims Court.”

The workshop will be held in the Reading Room of William F. Starr Hall at the Law School’s Hartford campus. Information about future workshops can be found in the Pro Bono and Public Interest section of the Law School's website under Pro Bono Opportunities or by visiting www.law.uconn.edu/smallclaims.

For updated information on workshop schedules, or to RSVP to attend, please visit www.law.uconn.edu/smallclaims.

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