Family Violence Clinic – Faulkner Law

Family Violence Clinic

In the Family Violence Clinic, students represent clients who are victims of domestic violence. Students provide advice and counsel to clients seeking to escape violent relationships and to protect children exposed to violence and coercion. Students represent clients in Circuit Court in Autauga, Elmore, and Montgomery Counties in seeking protection from abuse orders and help them build peaceful, safe lives. We work to empower clients to reclaim their inherent dignity and independence.

We accept our calling to take up the cause of the fatherless, to liberate the oppressed and to free those imprisoned in their homes. Our students exercise courage, diligence, discipline, creativity and confidence for our clients and their families.

Students build rapport with clients, evaluate cases with accuracy and insight, investigate and research thoroughly, and prepare for court and advocate with passion and precision. The work is demanding and transfers to all areas of their future law practices.


The Director of the Family Violence Clinic is Kelly McTear.


The Family Violence Clinic is a part of Montgomery County’s coordinated community response to domestic violence and collaborates with many professionals and agencies to provide holistic service to our clients:

One Place Family Justice Center
Legal Services Alabama
Family Sunshine Center
Montgomery County Task Force on Domestic Violence
Autauga County Task Force on Domestic Violence
Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence