Richmond Law benefactor Jeanette Lipman died at the age of 102 in January. A grant from Lipman in 2008 allowed the school to launch the Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic.
The in-house clinic provides legal assistance to families and children in the City of Richmond. Law students represent clients under the supervision of professor and clinic director Dale Cecka. The clinic is also staffed by graduate students and faculty from Virginia Commonwealth University’s social work and psychology programs, who provide a broad spectrum of services to clients.
“When I last visited with her several years ago, she was a spry and fully engaged 98-year-old — small in stature but with a very big heart,” Wendy Perdue, dean, wrote. “Her care for those less fortunate and her desire to help those in need will be much missed.”