Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, March 7, 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: 16,884.5 hours and 90.9% class participation.
  • Class of 2017: 7,780 hours and 79.7% class participation. 
  • Class of 2018: 3,311.5 hours and 58% class participation. 

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

North Carolina Equal Access to Justice Commission

The NC Equal Access to Justice Commission works to expand access to the civil justice system for people of low income and modest means in North Carolina. Commission members include representatives of the judiciary, legal aid programs, law schools, general public, state government, philanthropic organizations, and business communities. The Commission is seeking to identify local rules and forms in 12 North Carolina jurisdictions that apply to child custody cases and impact some AOC forms. We would like for a number of students to divide up the counties and find out whether they have family courts, the percentage of their population who lives in poverty, any local rules that apply to the AOC forms or any other rules that apply to child custody. Sign up and find more information at the Attorney Projects Bulletin Board by the lockers!

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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