May Pro Bono Update
The summer has officially come to UNC Law and with it a host of end of the academic year activities and celebrations. First, if you are a new alum reading this newsletter--congratulations and welcome! Carolina Law's Commencement was held on May 9 and included recognition of graduating students who completed more than 75 hours of Pro Bono work during their academic careers. The program also got a shout out from commencement speaker Jenny Rivera, Associate Judge of the New York Court of Appeals, who reiterated the Carolina commitment to social change and the public good in the legal field.
May also saw many alumni come together for UNC Law's Alumni Reunion Weekend, at which the Pro Bono Alumni Board celebrated the recognition of one of its own--PBAB member Chris Brook '05 received the 2015 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award. The group also had a chance to share the many Pro Bono opportunities available on the Attorney Pro Bono Opportunities site as a way to stay engaged moving forward.
If you want more information about how to get involved in Pro Bono work, be sure to check out the Attorney Pro Bono Opportunities site, where you can find a Pro Bono Project, sign up for e-mail alerts to be notified when a new project is posted, or, if you are a legal service provider, post your project in need of attorney volunteers.
If you would like any additional information about the program or the photographs you see here, please feel free to visit our website. Thank you for your continued interest in the Pro Bono Program!
Pro Bono Alumni Outreach Coordinator
Featuring Our Alumni
Name and Year of
Graduation from UNC Law: Landon Eustache, UNC Law Class of 2008
Place of employment:
Hunton & Williams, Charlotte
Area of practice:
Capital Markets & Securities, focusing on the trading of loans, securities, derivatives and other interests in domestic and international companies.
What inspired or prompted
you to start doing pro bono work?
In a recent article featuring Landon's work, he was quoted as saying:
"Since entering law school, one of my primary goals has been to remain actively involved in the Charlotte community by assisting my neighbors and some of those less fortunate members of the community with the legal issues that they face. Working as a volunteer attorney on pro bono matters has allowed me to accomplish this goal and, at the same time, work alongside some great attorneys on legal issues that are outside of my normal field of practice. I have been fortunate enough to work with a law firm that places a genuine emphasis on its lawyers engaging in pro bono work and has created an environment in which volunteering is an integral part of the workplace culture. Also, having the opportunity to work with some great local pro bono organizations, like Legal Services of Southern Piedmont, has provided me with an effective avenue through which I can connect with members of the Charlotte community in need of legal representation."
Highlights from the Month!
PBAB members attend 2015 Alumni Award Dinner to celebrate 2015 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award recipient Chris Brook '05.
Congrats to 2015 Outstanding Recent Graduate Award Recipient Chris Brook '05, here recieving his award from Dean Jack Boger '74.
Jared Smith '16, Mary Irvine '12, and Allison Standard '09 table at Alumni Reunion Weekend to share about the Pro Bono Alumni Board and the Attorney Pro Bono Opportunities Portal.