That’s a Relief: Misdemeanor Clinic Improves Representation

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Oct. 15, 2018

The Thomas & Mack Legal Clinic has a new Misdemeanor Clinic in the Las Vegas Justice Court. Helmed by Professors Eve Hanan and Anne Traum, the clinic's law students work to improve procedures for and representation of defendanants charged with minor crimes. Though misdemeanor convictions often have long-term consequences, including large fines and fees and a corresponding loss of employment and housing, many misdemeanor defendants do not qualify for a ppublic defender because they are not facing jail or prison sentences. 




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