Can’t afford a lawyer? Perhaps these Concordia Law students can help

This is where the school’s law students provide free legal help to immigrants, including refugees from war-torn countries; and tenants who often are living in pest-infested homes or on the verge of homelessness.

News Story (Idaho)

Ruth Brown
Idaho Statesman
November 16, 2017

Tags: Justice for All, Law Libraries, Pro Bono

Organizations mentioned/involved: Idaho Legal Aid Services


More clinics might come soon. Providing free legal aid to the disadvantaged drives Haney Keith. A Harvard law grad, she ran a worldwide pro bono practice at McDermott Will & Emery LLP, a Chicago firm, and was honored with the Chicago Bar Foundation’s 2014 Distinguished Service Award. She came to Concordia, a Lutheran university, in 2015 to help build a pro-bono program from the ground up. The needs are great, she says, and the clinics, however helpful, can just begin to meet them.

“The fear of [homelessness], the lack of affordable housing, [and knowing that] no matter what we do moving mountains, we cannot find housing — that keeps me up at night,” she says.

“I would not be attracted to the for-profit space. I’m much more attracted to the nonprofit side of the law.”