Pro Bono Program Alumni Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Newsletter: Tuesday, September 30, 2014

September Pro Bono Update

The UNC Law Pro Bono Program is gearing up for a great academic year. Students have plunged wholeheartedly into taking on Pro Bono projects to make a difference in our community by meeting unmet legal needs. September was full of training opportunities to equip students with the legal skills they need to participate in Pro Bono projects. Training events this month included the Domestic Violence Action Project's Ex Parte Project, UNC Cancer Pro Bono Project, Consumer and Commercial Law Society's Fraud Fighters Project, and the Constitution in the Classroom Project.

As always, 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!

Sincerely,

Amanda Colley
Pro Bono Program Alumni Coordinator

Featuring Our Alumni

Elizabeth Froehling '92 Name and Year of Graduation from UNC Law:

Elizabeth (Beth) Froehling, 1992

Place of Employment:

Campbell Law School, 9/13-present

NC Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1/02-5/13

Area of Practice:

Non-practicing; currently serving as the Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities at Campbell Law School

Favorite class/professor in law school:

Race and Poverty Law (Dean Boger)-favorite class
Professor Rich Rosen-favorite professor

Pro Bono Experience in Law School (all activities/positions listed):

  • The Annual Student Pro Bono Service Award, NC State Bar, 1992
  • Co-Founder & Coordinator, Domestic Violence Advocacy Project, 1991-92
  • Public Interest Law Fellowship Award, Summer 1990
  • Dean's Letter of Recognition for Leadership, 1991 and 1992
  • Co-President, Women in Law, 1990-92
  • Co-President, National Lawyers Guild, 1990-91
  • Co-President, Public Interest Law Fellowships, 1991-92  
  • Selection Committee, Public Interest Law Fellowships, 1991 and 1992
  • Student Representative, North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, 1990-91

What inspired or prompted you to start doing pro bono work?

I first became involved in pro bono when I started volunteering at the local domestic violence program while in law school. It became very clear that access to legal representation was a tremendous barrier for victims seeking help through the legal system. This led to my work in developing the Domestic Violence Advocacy Project which assisted victims with domestic violence protective orders. Since that time, I have remained passionate about working to increase access for legal services for underserved populations.

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Pro Bono Alumni Board Events

On September 19, 2014, the Pro Bono Alumni Board participated in a broad range of events. During the morning, the Board partnered with Legal Aid of North Carolina and Lawyer on the Line to present a training program for both attorneys and student participants in the Lawyer on the Line Program. Special thanks to Mary Irvine ('12) for all her hard work to put the CLE training together. After the training, Legal Aid of North Carolina generously sponsored lunch to allow students and alumni get to know each other, in preparation for working together on the Pro Bono Project. During the afternoon, the Pro Bono Alumni Board had its Fall meeting. To close out the day, the Pro Bono Board and Pro Bono Alumni Board got together for an informal social night of trivia games and pizza, put together by Bethan Eynon ('12).

Sarah Colwell and Jared Smith
Sarah Colwell ('14) and Jared Smith (2L, Public Relations Coordinator) enjoy the Legal Aid lunch event.
PBAB Meeting Fall 2014
Pro Bono Alumni Board Meeting: Fall 2014
Lauren Cranford and Kathleen Lockwood
Lauren Cranford ('12) and Kathleen Lockwood (3L, Pro Bono Program Director)
PBAB PBB Mixer 9/19/14
Pro Bono Alumni Board-Pro Bono Board Mixer. L-R: Nicole Daniels (3L, Student Group Projects Coordinator); Madison Waller (2L, Special Trips Coordinator); Mary Irvine ('12); Amily McCool ('08); Samuel Williams (3L, Attorney Projects Coordinator); Jamie Rudd (2L, Special Trips Coordinator)
PBAB PBB Mixer Fall 2014
L-R: Madison Waller (2L, Special Trips Coordinator); Nicole Daniels (3L, Student Group Projects Coordinator), Will Corbett ('03); Hillary Dawe (2L, Winter & Spring Break Projects Coordinator); Jamie Rudd (2L, Special Trips Coordinator)

To learn more about the Pro Bono Program, including how you can be involved, email uncprobonoalumni@gmail.com.


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