Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, August 25, 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.

This section will list open opportunities submitted by attorneys looking for help on discrete Pro Bono Projects. These opportunities will be in a variety of areas of law and allow for the development of a variety of practical legal skills.

Student Group-Sponsored Projects

If you would like your project to appear below, please contact Nicole Daniels, Group Projects Coordinator, at n.daniels@unc.edu.

This section will provide open opportunities from UNC Law Student Groups. These opportunities will provide students the chance to go deep on an issue of interest to a small group of peers through Pro Bono work, making friends in the process!

Pro Bono Program Initiatives

The Pro Bono Program maintains a variety of initiatives throughout the school year in a variety of subject areas. For more information about any of these initiatives please contact Kathleen Lockwood, Program Director, at klockwoo@live.unc.edu, or Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean of Public Service Programs, at snovinsk@email.unc.edu.

This section will list open opportunities supervised by the Pro Bono Program itself. While the Program supports the work done through student groups and with attorneys, the Program also supervises a few sustained projects of its own, such as the Cancer Project, Lawyer on the Line, and the Healthcare Navigator Project.

News and Special Events

This section will provide items of interest to a student involved in Pro Bono work, such as current articles, events, or information of interest.


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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