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The Prisoner's Assistance Program of the Cumberland Legal Aid Clinic helps women and men inmates at the Windham Correctional Center with a full range of civil legal matters. Third year law students, who have been sworn in as student attorneys, meet with their clients in the prison to assist them with their various issues, which may include child support, torts, foreclosure, guardianships, wills, powers of attorney, breach of fiduciary duty, failure to pay wages, recovering licenses, copyrights, incorporation, the possibilities are endless. We know of no other clinic in the country that does this kind of work. Not only does the program provide legal assistance to people who would otherwise not have access to it, but it also provides a unique opportunity for students. We manage large caseloads and engage in the full range of civil legal work most lawyers run into. Students learn many different types of law inside the walls of a prison. This opportunity is unlike any other to practice law while you are still a student.

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