Villanova Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic is providing assistance for Latino farmworkers in Chester County and their families, writes Richard Gaw for the Chester County Press.
FLAC has become a strong voice for the many immigrants across the state who work in the agricultural industry. It offers legal representation for agricultural families in cases on employment, immigration, and child protection.
During the eight-month clinical work period, FLAC students make a number of visits to counties rich in agriculture in southeastern Pennsylvania. This includes Chester County, where they work in helping clients on their various legal issues.
The students work in pairs and usually have an interpreter to help them with their Spanish-speaking clients.
“It was the first law school clinic in the country to focus specifically on representing farm workers,” said Caitlin Barry, FLAC program director.
FLAC students also organize “Immigration 101“’ presentations, such as the one held in early November at the Garage Community & Youth Center in Kennett Square. These try to change the erroneous public perception, typically full of stereotypes, by providing actual facts on the issues.
Read more about Villanova Law’s Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic in the Chester County Press here.