The Investor Advocacy Clinic kicked off its spring 2017 semester after a full day orientation on January 14, 2017. Returning student interns Geoff Hafer, Majda Muhic, and Hector Rojas were joined by new student interns LaNise Harrington, Robert Noens, and Qudsia Shafiq. During their orientation, the students received training related to their work in the clinic. Student interns began to collaborate in their teams and develop goals for the semester to come. We shared a lunch with interns in the HeLP Legal Services Clinic and the Philip C. Cook Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic, getting to know our colleagues in the Georgia State Law Center for Clinical Education before working with the Tax Clinic in a joint interviewing training to plan for our first interviews of the term.
The student interns have since jumped straight into the Investor Advocacy Clinic’s work. Under attorney supervision, students are fielding calls and other inquiries and evaluating whether investors may have legal claims against their brokers. Student interns provide free legal services to eligible investors, and have already started working on the several FINRA proceedings that the clinic has filed.
In addition, student interns work to ensure that Georgia investors do not become victims of investment fraud. Through investor education and outreach, such as posts on this blog and live presentations and seminars, student interns teach the investing public about how to protect themselves and be informed investors.
If you believe you may have a claim against your broker, contact the clinic for a free case evaluation.