Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, November 24, 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!

Attorney-Sponsored Projects

To secure a spot on an Attorney-Sponsored Project, you must sign up at the Pro Bono Bulletin Board near the student mailboxes. For other questions please contact Samuel Williams, Attorney Projects Coordinator, at uncprobonoprojects@gmail.com.

Spanish/English Translation for Domestic Violence Victims

Legal Aid of North Carolina

There is a current need for a bilingual translator to volunteer to conduct interviews and facilitate communications between the staff and attorneys and their clients. Hours are flexible and based on your schedule. Possible activities: translating client interviews, attending court to translate to client (not for official court purposes), translating documents and orders when issued.

Hours: 2 per week

UNC Pro Bono Divorce Clinic

Legal Aid of North Carolina

Once again, UNC Law Public Service Programs and Legal Aid of North Carolina are partnering to hold a Pro Bono Divorce Project this Spring. Students will have the opportunity to interview and represent low-income clients in simple divorces. Students will interview clients, draft pleadings, and 2L and 3L students will conduct divorce hearings under attorney supervision.

For due dates and hours requirements, please see the posting on the Pro Bono bulletin board or contact Samuel Williams (samuelwh@live.unc.edu).

News and Special Events

Save the Date for Spring Break Pro Bono Trips!

Save the date for this year’s spring break pro bono trips. This year the Pro Bono program is offering two trips over Spring Break. From March 9-11 students will have the opportunity to participate in a wills clinic in Boone, NC or an expunction clinic in Western NC. An interest meeting about the trips will be held on a date to be determined in January. The trips are an awesome opportunity for all classes so make sure to mark your calendars!

Good Luck Preparing for Exams!

The Pro Bono Weekly Newsletter will be taking a break until after Winter Break. Good luck on exams, and happy Thanksgiving and Winter Break!


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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