Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, October 26, 2009

Events at UNC Law


Celebrating Participants in the Pro Bono Program, 11:00a-1:00p, Rotunda

DVAP White Ribbon Week, 10:00a-2:00p, Rotunda


Lawyering Through Differences: Serving Clients Across Race, Culture, and Class, 12:00p-1:00p, 4085


Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez: Let the Good Times Roll . . . , 8:00p-Until, The Library (120 E. Franklin St.)

$4 gets you in the door. All proceeds support the New Orleans Pro Bono Trip.


Access to Justice in North Carolina: A Right to Counsel in Civil Cases, 1:00-6:00p, 5052
Details and Registration



Kristin Kalla, International Criminal Court Trust Fund for Victims, 12:00-12:50p, 4085


Martin Eakes, CEO of Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending, 12:00-1:00p, 4085

Save the Date!

Land Conservation Symposium, NC Botannical Gardens, Chapel Hill, NC

Thursday, October 29, 9:00-3:00p

Open and free to the public. Registration required by calling 919.962.0522.

For more info:

Ann McColl's: Constitutional Tales, Capitol, Raleigh NC

Thursday, November 5, 7:30p

Ann McColl, Attorney and Associate Professor at UNC School of Government will be weave together stories of the leaders and significant events that have influenced the development of North Carolina's constitutional requirements for education. In the set of tales that will be shared at the State Capitol, McColl will explore why North Carolina has such a long ballot of state elected officials and the often-time amended relationship between the State Board of Education and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

To reserve a seat, register in advance by calling or e-mailing the the Capitol at 919-733-4994 or

Climate Change: The Ultimate Threat Multiplier

Tuesday, November 10, 7:00p-9:00p, The Friday Center

Free movie screening and forum discussion on the implications of climate change on national security and geo-political stability. Produced by Oxfam America and The Pew Charitable Trusts. Space is limited, please RSVP to

Funding Opportunities

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!

Commerce Clause/Environmental Law Research - NC DOJ - Raleigh, NC

Computer Records Document Review - Office of the Capital Defender - Durham, NC

LGBT Case Analysis, Lambda Law and ICJ - Chapel Hill, NC

Immigrants' Rights Violations - ACLU - Raleigh, NC

Curriculum for Medical - Legal Partnership - 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 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

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

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:

Advocates for Grassroots Development in Uganda (AGRADU)

Interest Meeting, Wednesday, October 29, 6:00p, Campus Y (Main Campus)

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).

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: Funding Public Service Work

To access resources regarding summer and post-graduate funding:

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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