Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, January 11, 2010

Events at UNC Law


2010 Public Interest Retreat, UNC School of Law, 1:00 - 5:30p


CPILO Auction, Carolina Club, 5:30 - 9:00p

Save the Date!

5th Annual UGA Law Working in Public Interest Conference, February 26-27, 2010

This two-day conference at UGA Law features panels and roundtables discussions with public interest practitioners from across the country. Registration is FREE for students. For more details and online registration:

Funding Opportunities

UNC Center for Public Service - Call for Proposals for Public Service Fellowships

Are you looking for a meaningful summer experience? Do you have an idea for a public service project you would like to do over the summer. Do you want to work in partnership with a community and faculty mentor to make a difference in YOUR home town or ANYWHERE in the world? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions please consider applying for a Robert E. Bryan Fellowship or a UNC Entrepreneurial Public Service Fellowship offered by the Carolina Center for Public Service. All Fellows receive a stipend of up to $3,000 to fund their projects. Any returning, full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at UNC-Chapel Hill is eligible to apply. Application Deadline: February 8, 2010. More information.

Current Pro Bono Opportunities

If you are interested in signing up for a project listed below, visit for details and contact Lauren Felter at

Make sure to also consider signing up for the Fall Break and Winter Break Pro Bono Trips!

Immigrants' Rights Violations - ACLU - Raleigh, NC

Legal Researcher - First Amendment - N.C. Department of Secretary of State - Raleigh, NC

Research Assistant - Admin Law - N.C. Department of Secretary of State - Raleigh, NC

Legal Researcher - Securities - N.C. Department of Secretary of State - Raleigh, NC

Legal Research and CLE Preparation - Notaries - N.C. Department of Secretary of State - Raleigh, NC

Civil Rights and Property - UNC Center for Civil Rights - Chapel Hill, NC

Intern for Small District Court Practice - Patrick E. Morgan, Esq. - Carrboro, NC

Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities


American Health Lawyers Association: Summer 2010 Internship

To apply send a cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Cynthia Conner, Vice President of Professional Resources at or fax to her attention at 202.833.1105. Applications will be accepted until Friday, January 15, 2010 and final selection will be made by March 17, 2010.

Legal Services of Southern Piedmont: Summer Public Interest Fellowships

To apply send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and the names and contact information for two references to Kenneth Schorr, Executive Director, Legal Services of Southern Piedmont by email to or by mail to 1431 Elizabeth Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204. Email applications are preferred. To learn more:

Institute for Justice: Summer 2010 Law Clerk Positions

To apply to the Institute for Justice send a cover letter (detailing your interest in IJ), resume, and writing sample to the attention of Clerk/Intern Coordinator at the Institute for Justice, 901 N. Glebe Road, Suite 900, Arlington, VA 22203. Email: Fax: 703.682.9321.

NC State State Government Internship Program

The NC State Government Internship Program is offering up to 65 paid summer internships in state government agencies. Summer interns work for full-time for ten weeks and earn $8.25/hour. For criteria and application: Deadline: Postmarked by January 20, 2010.

ACLU Racial Justice Program, Summer 2010 Internship Program

First and second year students are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to racial justice, civil rights, and civil liberties. Applications should include a cover letter, resume, two letters of recommendation, and a writing sample. Email application to with the subject "Re: RJP Legal Internship Summer 2010" or mail to: Marika Plater, Internship Coordinator, RE: Summer Internship Program 2010, Racial Justice Program, 125 Broad Street, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10004. For more info:


Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust, Two-Year Fellowship Opportunities

The Trust is offering two fellowships that offer hands-on experience to prepare emerging leaders for service in the philanthropic and nonprofit sector. Finalists will be interviewed in early March/April and final selection will be made in May. Fellowships begin in June. To learn more: Application Deadline: February 12, 2010.

Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc., New City, New York, Staff Attorney

The Legal Aid Society of Rockland County, Inc. is seeking a Staff Attorney for their New City, New York office. The position will focus on foreclosure defense and may involve bankruptcy and landlord-tenant proceedings as well. If you are interested in receiving the job description and posting announcement please send email to with "Legal Aid Society of Rockland County" in the subject line.

Democratic Policy Committee, Counsel Position

The DPC will be hiring Counsel to assist with Senate oversight and investigations at the DPC. To learn more about DPC's work: This is a junior position for someone 1-3 years out of law school who is a tenacious investigator, detail-oriented, loves politics, and possess strong writing skills.

Robin Nash Fellowship Program, Emory University School of Law

The Barton Child Law and Policy Clinic at Emory University School of Law has a one year post graduate fellowship (August 2010-August 2011) for recent law school graduates to work with the clinic on issues of child neglect and abuse. The mission of the clinic is to promote and protect the well-being of neglected, abused, and court-involved children in the state of Georgia, to inspire excellence among the adults responsible for protecting and nuturing these children, and to prepare child advocacy professionals. To apply, email resume, cover letter, statement of interest and commitment to long term child advocacy, transcript, 3 references, and writing sample to Sherry McPeeks ( For more information: Position posted November 2. Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Make sure to check Symplicity regularly for OCI with public interest employers.

Public Service Resources

Featured Resource: PSLawNet Launches Blog

The PSLawNet Blog launched on January 4, 2010. The Blog will feature legal news affecting the public interest job market, resources for public interest job seekers, and guest columns from public interest practitioners and career service professionals offering a range of career advice.

To check out the blog:

Equal Justice Works Blog
To read about news and thoughts regarding public interest law, check out the Equal Justice Works Blog at

Public Service News

The shortfall in legal aid demands help from area lawyers, The Washington Post, December 28, 2009

To add items or provide feedback, please contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs, or Meredith Flowe, Public Service Fellow.

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