106 N.J.L.J. 150
August 14, 1980
Legal Clinic at College
Employment by Clinic Beneficiaries
Two attorneys have been selected by a division of the State
University to conduct a legal clinic at the college one night a
week. They will consult with students about legal problems and will
be paid at an hourly rate for these services by the college. The
attorneys pose these questions:
1. Will this legal clinic qualify under DR 2-103(D) as an organization with which they may cooperate and be paid?
2. May they accept employment directly from a beneficiary of this clinic under DR 2-104(A)(3)?
From the information given, it would appear that the clinic could only qualify under DR 2-103(D)(4). This being so, the organization must file the appropriate form with the Supreme Court pursuant to paragraph (g). The inquirer states that he intends to file a legal service plan but the appropriate party to file the plan is the organization, in this case the college.
DR 2-104(A)(3) provides:
A lawyer who is recommended, furnished or paid by a qualified legal assistance organization enumerated in DR 2-103(D)(1) through (4) may represent a member of or beneficiary thereof, to the extent and under the conditions prescribed therein.