Pro Bono Program Included in 2013 President’s Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction

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The Pro Bono Program at UNC School of Law played an instrumental part in helping The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill earn recognition as an institution with a strong commitment to community service. UNC has been named to the 2013 President’s Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction by the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Pro bono is the provision of legal services to individuals and organizations that would not otherwise have access to those services. The Pro Bono Program connects Carolina Law students with hundreds of pro bono projects under the supervision of practicing attorneys in both public interest and private practice. Participants work throughout the year with community partners, legal aid offices, law school student groups, professors, alumni, private attorneys, and fellow students to facilitate individual pro bono projects, special clinics, and group trips.

In addition to the Pro Bono Program, UNC presented the Carolina Navigators and SMART Mentoring programs as exemplary cases of service in the application for recognition. UNC has 15 formally classified public service centers and institutes and almost 70 more classified as research or instructional units. Virtually all of these centers and institutes include substantive efforts to address community needs.

Read the full UNC press release about the honor roll recognition at Campus Updates.

-March 6, 2013

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