Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, October 20, 2014

About the Pro Bono Newsletter

The mission of the UNC School of Law Pro Bono Program is to increase the provision of high quality, low-cost legal services to North Carolina residents in need by empowering lawyers to accept more pro bono cases and creating a life-long commitment to pro bono work among UNC Law students. This newsletter supports our mission by providing current students with a comprehensive list of ways to get involved in Pro Bono work while still a student at UNC Law, as well as offering context for the good work our students do through news and information. Look for the Pro Bono Newsletter in your inbox every Monday at noon!

Pro Bono Program Initiatives

The Pro Bono Program maintains a variety of initiatives throughout the school year in a variety of subject areas. For more information about any of these initiatives please contact Kathleen Lockwood, Program Director, at klockwoo@live.unc.edu, or Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean of Public Service Programs, at snovinsk@email.unc.edu.

Healthcare Navigator Project

Want to be a Healthcare Navigator in North Carolina for the 2014-2015 Enrollment Period? Email Gabriel to get trained to work with clients around the state to get access to healthcare and to sign up for our first, huge Navigator Clinic in Charlotte on December 15, during Winter Break! We also have ten confirmed clinics between January 10 and February 15, all in the Triangle, that you can sign up for at this meeting.

Contact: Gabriel Kussin, kussin@live.unc.edu

News and Special Events

National Pro Bono Week

Today begins the annual week designated by the American Bar Association as a time to celebrate the great Pro Bono work done by lawyers across the country. Make sure to stop by the Rotunda during lunch this week to share why you do Pro Bono and to grab a yummy snack! See what your peers are saying by following us on Twitter.

Fall Break Trip 2014

The Pro Bono Program took a group of 30 students to Wilmington, NC over Fall Break to work with Legal Aid of North Carolina in determining client eligibility for expunctions. Students had the chance to work together in learning the law, counseling clients, and networking with alumni and the area's District Attorney. If you know a student who went on this trip, ask them about it -- there are many great stories and meaningful experiences to share!


To add items or provide feedback, please contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs, or Jared Smith, Research Assistant for Public Service Programs.

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