Program Guidelines

  1. Stay in touch with Attorney/Organization Coordinator and with your supervising attorney. This means that if, for example, you have trouble getting in touch with your attorney, let the Attorney/Organization Coordinator know. Or, if during the course of the project, you have a problem that you need to discuss with the attorney, you should call the attorney to let them know about it.
  2. If you sign up for a posting and later change your mind, you must contact the Attorney/Organization Coordinator.
  3. Any information regarding cases you work on must be kept confidential. You may only discuss the facts of cases with the supervising attorney.
  4. Take deadlines seriously. If you cannot meet a deadline, communicate this information to the supervising attorney as well as to the Attorney/Organization Coordinator.


If you plan to participate in external pro bono opportunities (i.e. pro bono projects not sponsored by the WFU Law Pro Bono Project) over the summer and wish to log the hours you contribute, you will need to receive approval from the Director of Community Outreach before you begin your pro bono work.

Please use the following to determine if you may be eligible to receive credit for the hours you contribute:

  • Qualified for Pro Bono Hours – Anything beyond your internship where you are volunteering your own time, that is legal in nature, and involves a supervising attorney.
  • Disqualified for Pro Bono Hours – Time spent, compensated or uncompensated, during a legal internship; research assistantships, clerkships,a nd working on a pro bono project in a private firm; work that is paid through a PILO grant or other funding resource; opportunities where class credit is received for your work.

Questions? Contact the Pro Bono Project Executive Director

Sarah Saint (JD ’17) –