Pro Bono Program Update
Hello from the Pro Bono Program! This month saw a flurry of activity over UNC Law’s Spring Break. Twelve students served eighteen clients, produced thirty-five documents, and admirably navigated adverse weather conditions during the wills clinic on the Spring Break trip to Boone. Eleven students served nineteen clients, producing forty-five documents during the wills clinic on the Spring Break trip to Lumberton, contributing in a small way to the recovery from Hurricane Matthew. And thirty students worked on twenty-five take home Spring Break Projects, assisting organizations including the UNC Center for Civil Rights, McGuireWoods, and the Centers for Disease Control.
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Pro Bono Alumni Outreach Coordinator
Featuring Our Alumni
Name and year of graduation from UNC Law: Clint Hannah, Class of 2016
Place of employment: Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP in New York, New York
Area of practice: Complex Litigation and Trials
Favorite class/professor in law school: Art Law with Deborah Gerhardt OR First Amendment with Bill Marshall
Pro Bono experience in law school:
Worked on a winter project 1L year as well as a trip to Cherokee, NC during my 2L winter break.
What inspired or prompted you to start doing Pro Bono work?
My immigration work started with a simple email from my firm asking who would want to sign up to go to JFK to help assist a team of lawyers working to combat the various problems associated with the travel ban Executive Order. It was something in which I had absolutely zero experience, but in my heart, I had no choice. My other pro bono work all comes out of a life long passion for the arts and wanting to help those that create.
What does your current Pro Bono practice look like?
Though I’m early in my career, I’ve been pretty fortunate that my pro bono experience has been with a variety of different clients in different fields. I have worked on various immigration issues, including going to JFK Airport following President Trump’s controversial Executive Order. On the other hand, I’ve worked with small arts clients incorporating as New York nonprofits and protecting various intellectual property. I have an upcoming immigration hotline assisting people with any types of immigration questions and making sure they get the appropriate resources necessary.
Highlights from the Month!
Students pose for a photo during the Spring Break Trip to Lumberton.
PBAB Vice Chair James Jolley fielded calls at 4All, a project of the the North Carolina Bar Association Foundation which invited members of the public to call in to speak with a North Carolina lawyer for free.