The Community Law Project Downtown at California Western School of Law recently received a boost in support from Hyde & Swigart
Alumni, Robert L. Hyde and Joshua B. Swigart, of Hyde & Swigart, donated $25,000 to the program partnering student volunteers with local attorneys to offer legal advice and referrals to indigent people in our community. The new funds help the Community Law Project Downtown increase its services at a time of heightened demand for additional services.
The Community Law Project (CLP) provides legal advice to low-income and indigent members of the local community, while developing a commitment to public service in California Western students. CLP has sites in Downtown San Diego and City Heights.
Both projects operate as the legal arm of interdisciplinary partnerships. Volunteers in the professions of law, medicine, and social work collaborate to offer holistic problem-solving solutions to members of the Downtown and City Heights communities.
CLP Downtown is located at the First Lutheran Church near the California Western campus. The project is operated in partnership with the church’s Third Avenue Charitable Organization (TACO), directed by Jim Lovell, and the UCSD Student-Run Free Clinic Project, a medical clinic operated by UCSD medical students and supervised by Dr. Ellen Beck, M.D. Clinical Professor in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at UCSD.