Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter

Pro Bono Program Student Newsletter: Monday, September 22, 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!

Student Group-Sponsored Projects

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Women In Law – Girls Scout Mock Trial Project

Info Session, TBD
Event, October 11

The Girl Scout Mock Trial is an annual event that WIL hosts. The event consists of three activities, including a mock trial that the Girl Scouts will take part in, geared at teaching young girls about the law and law school in general. An informational session will be soon to come to get volunteers to be a part of the planning committee and for the day of the event.

Contact: Felicia Hyde,

Education Law and Policy Society - Stand with Students Project

Interest Meeting, September 24
12:00 p.m., Room 5046

Interested in learning more about education law? Join the Education Law and Policy Society (ELPS) for an interest meeting. We will have a student panel to discuss what education law entails as well as describe our new pro bono opportunity: Stand with Students (there are still opportunities for intake and community outreach volunteers). Lunch will be provided! Join us to find out how you can learn, serve, and network with ELPS students and alumni.

Contact: Evan Benz,

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, or Sylvia Novinsky, Assistant Dean of Public Service Programs, at

Fall Break Trip Applications are Now Open!
Open Until Sept. 24.

Applications are now open for the Pro Bono Program’s Fall Break Trip to Wilmington, NC on October 16 and 17! This two day Expunction Clinic will allow you to have real-world client interaction and help meet one of the greatest unmet legal needs facing our state.

Contact: Gabriel Kussin,

Election Protection Signups and Trainings

Trainings: Oct. 29 and Oct. 30
5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Room 5048 (please note that you MUST attend only one of these sessions)

The UNC Center for Civil Rights and the UNC Pro Bono Program are proud to once again participate in the non-partisan Election Protection Hotline on Election Day on November 4. We’ll be shutting down the CDO offices and manning the phones talking to voters around the state and the country to help them through voting issues. To sign up for one or more 2-hour shifts for election day, visit to participate!

Contact: Gabriel Kussin,

News and Special Events

Legal Services Corporation -- 40th Anniversary!

The LSC, an organization funding more than 130 independent legal aid programs across the country, celebrated 40 years of bipartisan work promoting equal access to justice. Find out more about the celebration.

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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