Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, November 16, 2015

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.

Student Group-Sponsored Projects

If you would like your project to appear below, please contact Allie Weller, Group Projects Coordinator, at aweller3@live.unc.edu.

Landlord Tenant Know Your Rights

CRELA, BLSA, and DVAP Sponsored Project

CRELA will be facilitating research for two presentations. The first, “So You Want to be a Landlord,” entails informing citizens of the steps, responsibilities, and requirements that are important in becoming a landlord in North Carolina. The second presentation involves explanations of common law lease terms, compiled in plain language. Presentations will occur in the spring semester, while research is ongoing.

To get involved in researching these issues, please contact Rachael Hammond at rvhammon@live.unc.edu by November 20, 2015. To sign up to present, please contact Rachael by January 15, 2016.

News and Special Events

Winter Break Projects Kick-Off

Join us for the Winter Break Projects Kick-Off for all participants and their mentors on Thursday, November 19th at 12pm in Room 5042! Be sure to be there to meet your mentor/mentee!

Wednesday is 90s Day!

Join the Pro Bono Board for the 3L Class Pro Bono Celebration

To Celebrate the 3L Class reaching 90% Pro Bono participation, join us in the Rotunda from 11am-1pm on Wednesday, November 18th! 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jBevNBPXYY

Keep Logging Those Hours!

  • Class of 2016: 15,504 hours logged, and 90.71% participation. 
  • Class of 2017: 6,639 hours logged, and 74/5% participation. 
  • Class of 2018: 862.5 hours logged, and 23.6% participation. 

To add items or provide feedback, please contact Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean for Public Service Programs, or Jamie Rudd, 3L Class Coordinator.

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