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Law clinic is a great example

By From page B4 | June 01, 2014

Dan Wolk is a doer and visionary. I worked with him for many years at the Legal Clinic of Yolo County, a free clinic he created and led to serve the legal needs of the poor and elderly in Yolo County.

Dan chose the location of the clinic, a senior center in West Sacramento, to meet the needs of a population too frail and impoverished to otherwise seek legal help. He recruited attorneys to work there for free in the evenings. Dan envisioned the goal of the clinic was to solve our clients’ legal problems without going to court. In other words, to solve problems collaboratively with the client, attorney and the other party involved in the legal issue.

Dan ensured that the quality of legal representation the clients received was excellent. He secured training for the volunteer attorneys, including himself, in a depth and breadth of legal issues, including landlord/tenant, torts, housing and debtor/creditor issues.

With Dan’s vision, commitment and hard work, the clinic served hundreds of poor clients in Yolo County. Dan will bring these skills to Sacramento to work on behalf of all of us. Please join me in voting for Dan Wolk for Assembly.

Shama Mesiwala

Davis

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