Discovery House

Project Summary

Discovery House is a non-profit organization providing a continuum of care to women and their children fleeing domestic violence. Students on this project will deliver 6 legal information presentations to the Discovery House staff and their clients on topics including: emergency protection orders; parenting orders, child support and visitation rights; renting and domestic violence; immigration law and domestic violence; preparing for court proceedings; and how mental health and addictions can affect family law matters. Student volunteers are required to conduct at least 1 presentation per semester.

Number of students
and prerequisites

– 6 students
– No prerequisites required

Area of Law

– Family Law
– Immigration Law
– Court Procedure
– Landlord/Tenant

Legal Skills

– Delivery of legal information
– Public speaking skills
– Legal research and writing

Project Type

Public Legal Education Project

Project Timeline

The four 1-hour staff presentations will take place on a Tuesday between the hours of 1:30pm – 4pm and the two 1-hour client presentations will take place on a Tuesday between 5:30pm – 7pm.

– Project-specific training: September
– Presentation 1: October (Staff presentation)
– Presentation 2: October (Staff presentation)
– Presentation 3: November (Staff presentation)
– Presentation 4: January (Staff presentation)
– Presentation 5: February (Client presentation)
– Presentation 6: March (Client presentation)