ONO LEGAL CENTER FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE
The Ono Legal Clinic Center for Social Justice combines the social agenda of Ono Academic College, which aims to change the face of Israeli society and the academic agenda, by providing students with practical legal tools alongside theoretical legal education. The Ono Legal Clinic Center for Social Justice provides pro bono legal aid in a variety of different fields to persons who cannot otherwise afford to pay for legal services. The goal of the legal clinics is to instill future attorneys with sensitivity to cases of injustice and heighten their involvement in society using the experience and legal tools they acquire when they provide legal aid.
Students at the Ono Legal Clinic Center for Social Justice receive the unique opportunity to learn firsthand how legal cases are handled from beginning to end and gain experience that adds to their legal studies. Providing legal services in the framework of the Ono Legal Clinic Center for Social Justice is one of the building blocks to social change that is at the center of the Ono Academic College mission.
1. Or Bamishpat Volunteer Civil Legal Aid Clinic for Low Income Families Adv. Lauren Akuka
Or Bamishpat is a social clinic established to provide free legal aid for those not able to afford it in civil issues by Ono Academic College law students. The clinic provides pre-trial and trial assistance in family law, contract law, intellectual property issues, consumer protection, labor law, copyrights and more. The legal services are provided pro-bono; supervision and guidance are provided by lawyers.
2. Legal Clinic for Corporate Law and Business Initiatives Adv. Lauren Akuka
The clinic offers legal advice in the field of business and prepares students for civil law internships during the term of studies. Students will guide business owners in the procedures necessary for their business enterprise and provide legal assistance regarding National Insurance, taxation, business authorities, contracts, intellectual property and more. The goal of the clinic is to offer actual legal work to students, provide legal advice to those who cannot afford it, and employ the legal values learned in class.
3. Social Justice Clinic, Dr. Amir Paz-Fuchs and Adv. Neta Nadiv
In twenty years, the social and economic gaps in Israel widened to unprecedented proportions. Together with the United States, Israel leads in the percentage of elderly poor in the Western world, the percentage of poor children, wage gaps, the rate of employment through agencies, violations of labor laws that provide minimum conditions, gaps in education, investment in health, and much more. One cannot, and perhaps should not, take care of all these evils with legal measures. But some can be helped, and this is important. If these issues are burning in you, or even bother you, your place is with us.
The goal of the clinic is to provide a new angle and new understanding of the role and importance of law in society. Learning goal: During the ongoing work students will meet with “the people behind the stories” and learn the true effect (or lack thereof) of the law on the lives of marginalized populations. The clinic’s teaching method and practical experience will lead to a deeper assimilation of the complex relationships between law and social justice.Social goal: Make a decisive contribution to real changes in society, through the courts, the business sector or civil service, in clinical work on real cases. Clinic students will build a strategy and a plan of action that will lead to improving the condition of excluded populations and the increasing inequality in Israeli society.Professional goal: provide a unique and valuable experience for students in the clinic prior to their entry to professional life. Students will acquire experience in a High Court of Justice, civil lawsuits, meetings with clients and others. These are the most important elements in considerations of any potential employer.
4. Legal Aid for Confiscation Proceedings Clinic with Halev Bamishpat War on Poverty Movement, Adv. Debby Sadeh
Ono students will provide legal aid in defending citizens against confiscation and execution proceedings, and gain practical knowledge and skills in central legal fields. The clinic incorporates in-depth study of fundamentals of execution law, and actual practice in the Execution Office. The clinic will provide students with familiarity and experience in the actual practice of execution law including legal counseling, preparation of execution briefs, court filings, and escort of the client through the legal process. Students will also be placed in the Movement for War on Poverty and the Execution Office in Tel Aviv, and be trained to protect the rights of persons who do not have the means to hire legal counsel.
The course material will focus on common problems of execution, and on the current reform in this field following the change of the execution law in 2009. The issues cover human rights and legal rights between competing sides, and other rights dealing with contract law, civil law, promissory notes and more. firstname.lastname@example.org;
5. Legal Practice Clinic, Mr. Oron Schwartz and Attorney Yogev Narkis
Clinic goals: This clinic seeks to prepare students for work as an advocate and give them the tools to deal with management of professional criminal cases. To this end, students will be confronted with fundamental issues of practical criminal law, including the analysis, and will deal with legal questions that arise. In addition to lectures, students will discuss theoretical and practical aspects of the profession of litigation, such as appearing in court, interrogation of witnesses, “Know who the judge”, the media as a considerable player in criminal proceedings, and the concept of “case material”.
Topics: Students will engage in a range of practical aspects of litigation in criminal law, while preparing for protection management defendants in court and for negotiations with representatives of the accused. Students accompany the ongoing work of lawyers. Activities will be held at Ono, law firms, in Court and various encounters with the prosecution and prosecution. Students will experience learning criminal case management, strategy and tactics management, preparing cross-examination of witnesses, dealing with expert opinions and preparing their cross-examination, collecting case law to establish legal arguments on questions of responsibility and criminal evidentiary questions, preparation of case summaries, preparation of arguments for sentencing, managing plea-bargain negotiation strategy for the prosecution, preparation of appeals and understanding of appeals tactics and procedure.
The clinic directors, attorneys Schwartz and Narcissus, have engaged in criminal law for nearly a decade, and manage criminal cases with a significant and innovative range of areas – such as the old motor vehicle collision on Yom Kippur in Kfar Tavor that dealt with questions on the principle of performing together and issues related to the matter of inquiry proceedings detention, veterans computer crimes, human rights of prisoners, death of veterans, drug smuggling, questions in the field of mental health and money laundering cases. ksn.law @ gmail.com
6. Assistance to Justices Clinic at the Tel Aviv District Court, Dr. Judy Broder, Coordinator: Amichai Tesler
In this clinic students will have the opportunity to participate in carrying out justice in the legal system, learn about the decision making process of judges behind the scenes and how judgments are written. The clinic at the Tel Aviv District Court is open to excellent students only with a GPA of 85 and above. Students will be positioned as assistants to one of the judges. The scope and character of the position will be according to the judge assigned to and will range from administrative work, including the management of the judge’s schedule, filing and preparing files for court sessions, and proper legal work such as searching for relevant legal materials for the file, judgments and summaries, and preparing draft versions of verdicts.
7. Police Prosecution – Theory and Practice Clinic, Dr. Judy Broder, Adv. Dado Zamir and Adv. Aya Goretzky
The clinic exposes students to general prosecution and police prosecution and enables them a glimpse of the routine work of the police department, and applied experience in legal work. The clinic covers a range of subjects, among them: the vision of the general prosecutor, the structure of the law enforcement operations, division of authority, compilation of investigation files and evidence, preparation of indictment, types of witnesses, arrest file, how various types of cases, especially domestic violence, are dealt with, property violations, drug cases and more.
Students will work in the public prosecutor’s office, in central Israel, will observe the work of the police prosecution, assist the prosecutor and accompany him/her to court, and be able to gain real experience: researching cases and judgments, compiling legal opinions on legal issues, witness interrogation, accepting the victim’s version etc. email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
8. Berliner Clinic of Jewish Legislation, Adv. Gil Ringer, Academic Director: Rabbi Dr. Yitschak Cohen
The Berliner Institute operates within the Religious Zionist program at Ono Academic College, in legislation. In this context, participants initiate social change through proposals which are formulated and supported by the clinic during all stages of legislation in the Knesset. The legislation has the potential for wide impact on the society. For example, the law of equality for people with disabilities has created a dramatic change in the status and quality of life of people with disabilities and the social perception of them. The Sexual Harassment Law and the Rights of Victims of Crime Act create real change in Israeli society. The same questions of identity are determined often by way of legislation: the Law of the use of Hebrew ensures the use of the Hebrew date by the government and a major legacy of prominent figures in the history of Zionism, or of different languages such as Yiddish, Ladino, Arabic and Hebrew was established by law. All of these examples are only the tip of the iceberg that social change legislation brings.
In light of the growing power of legislation, legislative advocacy has in recent years become a distinct legal profession that requires special expertise. Legal decisions with the greatest effects on society are made in Knesset committees. Legislation lawyers represent an agenda of values and work for their implementation by detecting social needs requiring amendments, development and formulation of legislative proposals, analyzing existing bills exist and formulating reservations if necessary, promoting initiatives among parliamentarians and representation of written and oral initiatives in Knesset committees (and sometimes committees ministers).
True to the vision of the Religious Zionist program at Ono Academic College, the contents of the legislation in the clinic will relate to social issues and issues of Jewish identity. The clinic works with the Zohar legislation project of the Zohar rabbinicalorganization. Clinic director Attorney Gil Ringer brings with him extensive experience as the legal advisor to the Knesset faction “Habayit Hayehudi.” He promoted extensive legislation expressing Jewish social beliefs. In addition, Mr. Ringer serves as the representative of MKs with religious Zionist outlooks that work with the Knesset committees and various ministries in diverse legislative work. He was a representative of the religious Zionist movement in the Plesner Committee that sought to find a new legislative outline to replace the old Tal Law.
9. Let the Animals Live Clinic, Adv. Guy Nussen and Yossi Wolfson
Clinic goals: “Man is commanded to protect the living part of the moral imperative to protect the weak” (Vice-President of the Supreme Court Justice Michel Heshin doubt Dean LCA 1684/96 “Let the Animals Live” against “holiday plants Hamat Gader” ). “Let the Animals Live” in collaboration with the Ono Legal Clinic Center for Social Justicearepartners in this special clinic to protect animals. The clinic will be taught by and mentored by “Let the Animals Live” attorney Guy Nussen and Yossi Wolfson, an expert in the field of farm animals. Let the Animals Live is a nonprofit organization whose goals and mission are animal care and rescue in Israel. The association has been active for 19 years and has extensive experience treating, rehabilitating and finding homes for animals. The association is an “animal enterprise” as defined in section 1 of the Cruelty to Animals (Animal Protection) Law, 1994 and is authorized to submit requests for injunctions and criminal complaints against those who violate the provisions of this Act. The association receives dozens inquiries every day for violations of the Animal Welfare Act and operates enforcement by filing requests for injunctions to municipal courts throughout the country. The association also works to promote legislation and submits petitions to the High Court.
Practical clinical work: students will be placed in the legal office of “Let the Animals Live”. The clinic will engage students in writing applications for injunctions, draft legislation, inform citizens that own animals about animal rights and work to advance animal rights in Israel.
10. Parliamentary Escort Clinic
There are two options in this framework:
A. Parliamentary clinic escort Knesset members: The clinic will place students to a Member of Knesset member and assist him/her in his/her work in general and parliamentary legislation in particular. Work on legislation – writing proposals and working with the legal department of the Knesset. Parliamentary work: drafting motions and queries. Contact with voters: uploading content to the website of the MK. Administration: help in organizing conferences, meetings and committees, lobbying and meetings with various organizations.
B. Parliamentary Clinic for Assistance to Knesset committees: Placement in one of the Knesset committees, including the Scientific Committee and Absorption Committee, the State Control Committee and the Center for Information and Research, the State Control Committee and others. Students will acquire familiarity with the operation of the Knesset and the affairs of the state, and information on social and economic activities, familiarity with the institutions, companies, analysis of needs and submission of briefs in the field of specialization.
11. Clinic for Law, Medicine and PsychiatryDr. Judy Broderand Neta Nadiv
Section 8. Declaration of unfitness: “A person who by reason of mental disease or brain defect who cannot take care of his own needs, the court may, at the request of a son/daughter, spouse or relative (or at the request of the Attorney General or his representative) to declare incompetent. In addition, the court may appoint a guardian for a minor, incompetent or other person who cannot, permanently or temporarily take care of his own needs.” Law of Legal Capacity and Guardianship (1962).
The Clinic for Law, Medicine and Psychiatry is a unique clinic at Ono Academic College. The clinic was established in order to promote and implement the rights of the populations who have legal guardians over their body and / or their property, along with raising awareness of this issue among the general public and specifically among future lawyers. The clinic is a center for free legal aid provided by lawyers and law students accompanied by lawyers, for wards of the court and their families when they need legal assistance on various matters governed by the Law of Legal Capacity and Guardianship (1962)), such as: application for an order of guardianship, requests for cancellation of declarations of legal incompetence, monitoring appointed guardians, appointed guardian change requests and more.
The Clinic for Law, Medicine and Psychiatry as a unit within the Faculty of Law, believes in teaching practical legal studies that emphasize student participation in supervised social action. In addition to academic tools, students acquire practical tools for legal representation before commencing internship. The clinic will expose students to the various disciplines that address issues of guardianship, including lectures by various experts in the field, lawyers, psychiatrists, social workers, social workers and more.
Students will receive referrals and manage a client portfolio for each applicant / client concerned patient clinic.
12. Civil Enforcement and Regulation, Attorney Elad Man, Legal Advisor of Success consumer movement to promote a fair economic society (registered NGO).
The Civil Enforcement and Regulation, operates in cooperation with the Legal Advisor of Success consumer movement to promote a fair economic society (registered NGO). The clinic works in conjunction with the “Success – consumer movement to promote a fair economic society.” The clinic is engaged in a variety of consumer and economic issues including regulatory issues and enforcement in the capital market, antitrust and competition, banking and insurance, telecommunications regulation, vehicle transport market, healthcare, retail, and more. Students promote requests received by regulators to use their authority to deal with various violations within their jurisdiction, writing proposals, white papers and analysis in economic regulation to be submitted to legislators and policy makers in various government departments, and individual cases on civil enforcement of consumer and economic issues. Guest lectures will be held and students will acquire knowledge in a wide range of subjects concerning economic regulation in capital markets and banking, antitrust, corporate communications, while engaging in legal enforcement tools such as class actions and derivative suits.
Clinic goals: Practical job training, promoting legal values taught in the Law Faculty and promoted by “Success,” strengthening legal education and practical understanding of the students, empowering populations that cannot afford legal advice and / or legal support to uphold their rights.
13. Clinic Legal Aid for Applicants the The Regional Labor Court in Jerusalem – Ultra-Orthodox Campus, Jerusalem, Mr. Ariel Katzover
Clinic goals: Most applicants to the Labor Court are not represented by legal counsel. Volunteer work includes providing counsel and assistance in filing court claims, with a deep and thorough familiarity with the world of labor law. Students participate full-day training sessions, seminars including observation of court deliberations and sions in court and fascinating lectures of judges and officials in the field of labor law.
Practical work: Students occupy an office in the Jerusalem District Court and assist applicants in filling out and formulating claims and defenses to the Labor Court, handle various issues in labor law, such as severance pay and wage withholding and appeals to the National Insurance Office (Bituach Leumi), employment bureaus and HMOs (decisions about pensions, unemployment payments and medical treatments).
14. Public Defender Clinic -Ultra-Orthodox Campus, Jerusalem, Adv. Vadim Shub, Deputy District Attorney
The Public Defender’s Office is a unit in the Ministry of Justice, which opened in 1996, following the legislation of the Public Defender Law. The vision of the Public Defender’s Office is to raise the quality of justice in criminal proceedings in the State of Israel by providing professional, quality legal representation to public defender clients. The Public Defender is concerned with promoting the interests and maintaining public rights of suspects, defendants and persons convicted.
The Public Defender’s Office in Jerusalem was established in 1998 and employs about 120 advocates representing its various criminal actions including death offenses, violence, property offenses, drug offenses, offenses based on ideological grounds, extradition proceedings. Clinic students are introduced to the work of the criminal defense lawyer in criminal proceedings. The workshop will include a combination of theoretical lessons and practical work with the leading criminal defense attorneys from the public defender representing the Jerusalem district.
Theoretical lessons will focus on case law, legislation and literature pertaining to management of the criminal proceedings, the rights of detainees and defendants, attorney’s professional duties, a variety of issues such as the right to representation in criminal and public proceedings, professional ethics. Part of the lessons will host guest speakers and others will discuss issues of practical work.
Students will be placed in the Public Defender’s Office for practical work. Students will work directly with lawyers and help them in their work representing suspects and defendants in a variety of cases in all the courts. Includes joining court hearings, preparing cases and arranging, meeting with clients, legal research, drafting opinions and analysis of evidence, preparing pleadings, cross-examination, sentencing arguments, and so on.
15. Aid to Magistrate Court Judges in the Central District Clinic
Ono Academic College students selected by personal interviews with the judge of the Magistrate Courts will work directly with the judge will serve as an assistant. Students will assist judges the many tasks assigned to them, to promote the link between academia and the court, and acquired practical experience and knowledge.
Students come to court twice a week, four hours each time, on regular days coordinated in advance between the student and the judge. Students will carry out practical tasks for pending cases such as legal research, writing reviews, etc. In addition students will be allowed to fully review cases they assist with, and may be present during the hearing – even in family cases and cases held behind closed doors. Students will of course, sign, a confidentiality agreement. The Central District Court spreads between Ramle and Netanya, we’ll try to match you with the court closest to your home.
16. Project – Legal Aid to Labor Court, Omer Halamish, Halev Bemishpat Representative at Ono Academic College
Most applicants to the Labor Court are not represented by legal counsel. Volunteers work in Tel Aviv Labor Court includes providing counsel and assistance in filing court claims, with a deep and thorough familiarity with the world of labor law, handling various labor law issues (severance pay, withholding wages, etc.) as well as appeals of NII, employment offices and HMOs (decisions regarding various allowances, unemployment benefits and medical treatments). Volunteer will be accompanied and instructed by volunteer lawyers. Students will engage in areas that were set aside by law lawyer Bar Association, 1961. Training for volunteers will be given by the movement.
17. Legal Aid in Rights Centers Rights, Omer Halamish, Halev Bemishpat Representative at Ono Academic College
In the Legal Aid in Rights Centers Clinic (community centers and welfare offices) in cooperation with Halev Bemishpat legal aid movement, students will be placed in pairs in different community centers around the country and assist applicants in various fields, such as execution, labor law, family law, contracts, torts, national insurance, real estate, consumer protection, quarrels between neighbors, small claims and more.Clinic students will be accompanied by volunteer lawyers on behalf of the movement who will provide guidance. Students will be engaged students in cases that were defined by the Israel Bar Association, 1961.
18. Project “Schar Mitzvah” – Israel Bar Association,Adv. Adi Finer-Gilboa, Israel Bar Association adi@Israelbar.org.il
The “Schar Mitzvah” clinic provides volunteer legal assistance to indigent persons (pro bono) and has been in operation for nine years. Since free legal aid is regulated the Bar Association Law, the “Schar Mitzvah” clinic provides legal assistance to persons without financial means to pay for legal counsel and who are not eligible for assistance from the state.
The purpose of the program is to increase access of the poor to the legal system and protect the rights of anyone who does not have the means to hire professional legal service. The program includes 52 rights centers nationwide and provides services to the entire Israeli population and to homeless persons. The framework of legal advice includes legal advice given by a team of volunteer attorneys, legal representation in the courts and in some cases even legal funding legal proceedings. The clinic is rewarding and challenging. Students will be incorporated in the work of the program in a variety of areas of civil (marital status, bankruptcy, debt, employment law, employees’ rights, etc.). Required students languages: Amharic, Russian, English and Arabic. In the clinic, the program is committed to training students by means of lectures, seminars, evening seminars and an orientation training program