March 15, 2012
The American Bar Association recently selected The Financial Clinic to receive the 2012 Louis M. Brown Award for legal access. Alum Mae Watson Grote (’99) founded and is executive director of The Financial Clinic.
The Financial Clinic helps working poor families and individuals address their immediate financial needs and helps them create long-term goals. It offers access to tax preparation and legal assistance on bankruptcy, foreclosure, and consumer law. It also provides guidance on budgeting and offers one-on-one financial coaching to help set goals.
The Louis M. Brown Award for legal access honors programs and projects dedicated to matching the unmet legal needs of the middle class and those of moderate incomes with lawyers who provide affordable legal information, services, and representation. The Award is presented annually to those who have made creative contributions to the delivery of legal services in ways that are exemplary and replicable.