Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, March 21, 2016

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.

News and Special Events

Keep Logging those Hours!

  • Class of 2016: 17,036 hours logged and 90.9% class participation. 
  • Class of 2017: 8,066.5 hours logged and 80.7% class participation. 
  • Class of 2018: 3,666.5 hours logged and 59.8% class participation. 

3L Certificate of Achievement for Pro Bono Hours

Are you a 3L? Are you close to 75+ hours of Pro Bono? Remember, all 3L students who reach 75+ hours of Pro Bono by April 1st will receive a Certificate of their accomplishments at the Publico Awards Ceremony. April 1st is the deadline to log your Pro Bono hours and qualify for the Certificate. Contact the 3L Class Coordinator, Jamie Rudd (, if you need help logging your hours, or if you have any questions!

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 Molly Gross, Attorney Projects Coordinator, at

Project Connect in Orange County

Tuesday, March 29, 9am-3pm

Hargraves Community Center, Chapel Hill

Training on Tuesday, March 22 from 12pm-1pm at the law school.

Project Connect is a one-day, one-stop center that connects people experiencing, or at risk of homelessness with a broad range of short and long-term services. These include housing, employment, health and dental care, mental health care, veterans’ and social service benefits, legal services, and more.

Through a unique community-wide partnership, Project Connect involves dozens of businesses, several hundred volunteers, local governments, faith-based communities, and service providers all in an effort to assist fellow community members end homelessness in Orange County.

Legal Aid of NC will offer a booth for guests to seek legal information and legal advice. Legal Aid is looking for law students to help interview guests. Spanish speakers are especially needed.

Interested students should sign up for 3 hours shifts beginning at 8:30-3:30. Legal Aid needs 6 students per shift. When signing up, please indicate if you speak other languages. Shifts include: 8:30-11:30, 11:30-1:30, 1:30-3:30.

Please visit to sign up for this project.

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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