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   Faculty of Law

Legal Clinic

Gabucheva Svetlana Anatoljevna

A.Nevsky str., 58, room#106, Petrozavodsk, Republic of Karelia, 185005
Tel./fax +7 (814-2) 56-20-84

Legal Clinic of the PetrSU - the first legal office completed with the students of the faculty of law, providing free-of-charge legal aid to needy citizens in Petrozavodsk. It has been organized November, 20, 1995 on the Faculty of Law of PetrSU with the assistance of the Union of Lawyers of the Republic of Karelia, Vermont Associations of Lawyers (the USA) and Sault-Royalton Legal Clinic of the Vermont school of Law, and also the Bar of the RK and Ministry of Justice of the RK. Activity of the Clinic is included into the system of educational process on the Faculty of Law and is credited as the industrial practice.

The main targets are: 

1) Gaining experience of practical work by the students, and also formation of skills of observance of norms of the professional etiquette;
2) Free-of-charge consultation of needy citizens.

System of training students in the Legal Clinic:

- performing special courses for the students

- role acting;

- rendering legal assistance to real clients. 

Would-be client requirements:

1. Citizenry;
2. Tupe of the question.

Clients of the Legal Clinic - They are pensioners, unemployed, students, employees of PetrSU and other citizens, whose income of below established living wage.

The Legal Clinic renders legal aid on questions of the civil, labor, family right, the right of social security.

The Legal Clinic of PetrSU provides the following kinds of legal services: consultation, drawing up of statements of claim, cassation complaints, complaints by way of supervision, applications for establishment of the legal facts, other applications, representation of interests of clients in courts, in executive manufacture, and also before the state bodies and in relations with the opposite party on business. One of the cases considered at the Legal Clinic considered by the Constitutional court of Russia.


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