Paxton shares success of Children's Justice Clinic on RFD-TV

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Paxton shares success of Children’s Justice Clinic on RFD-TV

Video: Michelle Paxton talks with RFD-TV

In cases of abuse or neglect, Nebraska courts appoint attorneys to safeguard the interests of minors. However, only about six percent of Nebraska lawyers are trained to handle the special needs of children. That’s why the University of Nebraska College of Law created the Children’s Justice Clinic.

Third-year law students serve as advocates for children in Juvenile Court. The program has worked so well in the city of Lincoln, it’s expanding to rural counties throughout Nebraska, where there are many more cases of abuse and neglect, but fewer lawyers. Michelle Paxton, director of the clinic, talked about the effort live on RFD-TV, Jan. 18.

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