FCSL Students assist poverty lawyers respresent poor americans


The Florida Coastal School of Law Public Interest Research Bureau (“Research Bureau”) is a student volunteer research service that provides free legal research to lawyers working for poverty law organizations in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, and South Carolina.

The Research Bureau’s mission is to aid lawyers representing the poor and thus help make equal access to justice available to indigent clients in underserved communities. The Research Bureau allows students to learn critical writing and research skills and use the law to do good. Students assist poverty lawyers with critical research that may help a family from losing their home, stop an abusive debt collector from harassing a family, obtain disability benefits for an impoverished person, prevent an entire family from being evicted, or obtain due process for a poor person at risk of losing a public benefit.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email Bray Natalzia, chief managing editor for FCSL’s Public Interest Research Bureau at Brandy.Natalzia@law.fcsl.edu.