Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, October 12, 2009

Events at UNC Law


Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Interest Meeting, 12:00p, 4085


ELP Brown Bag Lunch: UNC Sustainability Office, 12:00p, 5046

Pro Bono Fall Break Trip: Wills Training, 5:00 - 8:00p, 4085


Disability Law Organization General Body Meeting, 12:00p, 4004


Healthcare Reform: Why Less Government, Not More is the Answer, Federalist Society, 12:00p, 5048

Debating the Death Penalty, Mark Rabil - Capital Defenders Office Winston-Salem, 12:00p, 4085


DEADLINE: ENC Spring Break Pro Bono Trip Application, 5:00p

Download Application:


Access to Justice in North Carolina: A Right to Counsel in Civil Cases

Friday, October 30, 1:00-6:00p, 5052 - Details and Registration

Save the Date!

Expendable People?: A Human Rights Perspective on the Impact of Global Economic Migration on Georgia

Saturday, October 17, 9:15a - 5:30p, Emory School of Law, Atlanta, GA

For details:

International Humanitarian Law Workshop (January 5-8, 2009)

Presented by the International Committee of the Red Cross, Hosted by Santa Clara University School of Law

There is no registration fee, but students must apply to attend. Deadline: Monday, November 9, 2009. If you are interested in applying please email Meredith Flowe, with Subject Line: "IHL Workshop Info Request."

Funding Opportunities

Seagraves Service Grants for Student Organizations - APPLY by October 16.

All officially recognized undergraduate and graduate organizations are encouraged to apply for these grants offered through the Carolina Center for Public Service. Grants of up to $300 are available to support service projects that meet an identified need in a North Carolina community.

For details:

2Ls Only: Early Decision Public Interest Summer Grant will be available

The School of Law will be awarding a limited number of public interest summer grants to 2Ls in the fall. The application is currently available through My Carolina Law (Student Life Tab, Select Summer Grant Application). Deadline to Apply: November 12. Students must have an offer from a public interest employer to receive a grant.

Please note: 2Ls will be eligible to apply for public interest summer grants in the spring of 2010 as well.

Please see Sylvia Novinsky with any questions.

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!

Driver's License Restoration Project - NC Office of Indigent Services - Orange County

Immigrants' Rights Violations - ACLU - Raleigh, NC

Curriculum for Medical - Legal Partnership - Legal Aid of North Carolina - Pittsboro, NC

Mortgage Foreclosure Prevention - Legal Aid of North Carolina - Pittsboro, NC

Legal Researcher - Finance - Center on Poverty, Work, and Opportunity (UNC School of Law)

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

Legal Researcher - N.C. State Bar - Raleigh, NC

Municipal Law and Demolition Liens - Office of the City Attorney - Durham, NC

Civil Rights and Property - UNC Center for Civil Rights - UNC School of Law

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

Summer and Post-Graduate Employment Opportunities

Air Force General Counsel Office Summer Program

Application Details - DEADLINE: OCTOBER 16

Brown, Goldstein, and Levy, LLP Disability Rights Fellowship

One year fellowship starting in September 2010. Application Deadline: November 16, 2009.

For details:

Fair Trial Initiative 2010-2012 Fellowship Applications

The Fair Trial Initiative (Durham, NC) is looking for outstanding third year law students and new lawyers who are committed to providing first-rate legal representation to indigent defendants facing the death penalty. For more information:

DEADLINE: October 31, 2009 (However, applications are accepted on a rolling basis, therefore applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible).

Equal Justice Works Conference and Career Fair

Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, October 25, Washington, D.C., The Omni Shoreham Hotel

Public Interest employers from all over the country will attend to hire for summer and postgraduate positions. If you will be interviewing at the conference, you MUST pre-register online to attend. If you decide not to attend you MUST let Sylvia Novinsky know as soon as possible. To register:

If you have questions, please contact either Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs, or Meredith Flowe, Public Service Fellow.

Legal Aid of North Carolina Fellowship Opportunities (2010-11)

DEADLINE: October 30, 2009, 5:00p

Judge Samuel J. Ervin, III Fellowship (2010-11), Morganton, NC

Clifton W. Everett, Sr. Community Lawyer Fellowship (2010-11), Gastonia, NC

Clifton W. Everett, Sr. Community Lawyer Fellowship (2010-11), Ahoskie, NC

Visit Legal Aid of North Carolina's website for details and to see if additional fellowship opportunities are posted:

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

Public Service Resources

Take Advantage of UNC Law CSO Resources!

Featured Resource: Public Interest Sector Resources in the CSO Library

To access a complete list of resources in the CSO Library:

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

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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