Caseload, Student Enrollment, and Case Statistics

During the past 39 years, thousands low-income and unemployed clients have had their essential legal needs served through the South Royalton Legal Clinic by over 1,000 motivated law students. Annually, the clinic provides an estimated $1.5 million in free legal services to Vermonters. As one of Vermont's three major providers of civil legal services, the clinic has become an essential part of resource delivery throughout the state. The SRLC works collaboratively with many other service providers, including Vermont Legal Aid, Legal Services Law Line of Vermont, Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Assault, The University of Vermont, and Have Justice Will Travel.

Over the course of 2016-17, SRLC had 32 clinical students enrolled plus 9 work-study students and volunteers over  one summer and two semesters.  For the period of July 1, 2016 to June 30. 2017, the clinic had 143 matters scheduled  in the following venues: Vermont Superior Court; Windsor, Washington and Orange Family Divisions; Vermont Superior Court, Windsor Civil Division; Vermont Superior Court, Washington and Windsor Probate Divisions; Office of United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) in St. Albans, VT and Boston, MA; Offices of Vermont Department for Children and Families (DCF) in White River Jct.; U.S. Bankruptcy Court; a conference before a Veterans Administration Decision Review Officer, also in White River Jct., Vt; and a Social Security Disability hearing before the Administrative Law Judge in St. Johnsbury, VT.