Fairfax Bar Association Recognizes Domestic Relations Clinic with President's Award

On June 7, 2004 at their annual luncheon meeting, the Fairfax Bar Association presented a 2003-04 President's Award to George Mason School of Law's Domestic Relations Legal Clinic for "Promoting Access to Justice in the Northern Virginia Community." The Domestic Relations Legal Clinic was established by Distinguished Adjunct Professor Judge Stanley P. Klein of the Fairfax County Circuit Court with the assistance of Valerie Hughes, a 2004 GMUSL graduate. During the 2003 fall semester, Judge Klein and Ms. Hughes worked out the scope and many details of the clinic including obtaining the approval of the Fairfax County Circuit Court Committee. In January 2004 the clinic enrolled its first class of 10 students. After a very successful first semester, which included a caseload of 55 clients, the clinic will continue in the 2004 fall semester under the supervision and direction of Judge Klein and Ms. Hughes.