Do Clinic students determine callers’ financial eligibility?

No.  Clients usually are screened for financial eligibility prior to coming in for the first time.  Generally, once a person is scheduled to come in for an appointment, the Clinic will accept their case.  However, occasionally, at the first interview a case will turn out to be inappropriate for the Clinic.  If that occurs, the Managing Attorney will inform the individual that the Clinic cannot accept the case.  All of the work for clients is free. Students may not accept compensation or gifts from clients.