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State bar considers requiring all law students to do free legal work
State bar considers requiring all law students to do free legal work

Two fresh-faced UCLA law students met Carlis Pegues with a smile, eagerly leading the frail, 64-year-old woman into a cramped office to hear her troubles. Pegues, they learned, is locked in a dispute with her landlord, who she says is attempting to evict her. She was lost in a sea of legal paperwork with no money for an attorney and fearful of ending up back in a homeless shelter. So nearly every Wednesday, Pegues has been riding the bus from her home in the Baldwin Village area of South L.A. to a free legal clinic in skid row. There, a staff of attorneys and law student volunteers provides free legal advice once a week to anyone who seeks it. "It's a traumatic,...

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