Pages in this SectionFile Summaries
The management and tracking of Clinic cases is accomplished through a computer case management software system called Amicus Attorney (“Amicus”). All deadlines and work done with respect to a particular client’s file including all telephone conversations and correspondence to and from the client and IRS personnel must be recorded in Amicus.
All messages taken by the Clinic Administrator or GRAs are recorded in Amicus. If the student is out of the office, the message is also sent to the student attorney’s preferred email address so that the student attorney may be made aware of any client or IRS contact immediately.
You will use Amicus to log all your activity (time spent, phone calls, appointments, etc. with regard to your clients. Your College of Law Login ID will be your Amicus user ID, and you will be provided with a unique password for Amicus. See the Amicus manuals located in each office for further instruction.
Case management software is an invaluable tool in the promotion of efficiency and quality in the representation of
clients. Amicus allows Clinic staff and student attorneys the ability to access quickly client information and determine the status of a case.
The Clinic course grade that a student attorney receives is based on an evaluation of the quality of the service that the student attorney provides to clients and the progress made on cases during the semester. Amicus allows the Clinic Director and Associate Clinic Director to monitor students’ progress by reviewing the Amicus entries for each assigned case during the required weekly meetings with the students.