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Pro Bono Project to host free wills clinics in Pembroke on Friday, Feb. 24

February 21st, 2017

Two groups of Pro Bono Project participants will travel on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, to Pembroke, North Carolina, to host a free wills clinic at Legal Aid of North Carolina. “This is a tremendous opportunity to get some experience and help people who are in much need of assistance preparing wills,” organizers say. Pembroke is a ...

Wake Forest Law first-year students volunteer at a Habitat for Humanity build in Winston-Salem as part of  the 2016 Foundations Week activities.

Pro Bono Project students, alumni to help coastal North Carolina Habitat for Humanity clients over Spring Break 2017

February 21st, 2017

Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are going to bring their Pro Humanitate spirit to help North Carolina coastal residents over Spring Break 2017, according to Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17). Under the direction of supervising attorneys, who also happen to be Wake Forest Law alumni, students will conduct a Wills ...

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Pro Bono Project participants provide a variety of community services Feb. 21-24

February 20th, 2017

Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are providing a variety of services this week under the supervision of area licensed attorneys including representing youth in Teen Court, helping area residents get convictions expunged from their records, providing N-400 screenings for immigrants and teaching middle school and high school students about their rights. ...

Winston-Salem/Forsyth County high school students attend a recent "Know Your Rights" presentation give by Wake Forest Law students' Pro Bono Project. (Photo by Kaitlyn Ruhf)

Pro Bono Project ‘Know Your Rights’ program expanding, nominated for ABA award

February 2nd, 2017

The Pro Bono Project‘s “Know Your Rights” program has been nominated for the North Carolina Bar Association Annual Pro Bono Award following a request by the Forsyth County School District to expand the program’s reach into area schools. This interactive project has been a pivotal education force in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, area, providing presentations ...

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Pro Bono Clinic’s expungements program featured in Winston-Salem Monthly

December 6th, 2016

The Pro Bono Project’s expungements program was featured in the Winston-Salem Monthly article, “Samaritan Celebrates 35 Years,” published by Paul Garber on Nov. 28, 2016. In addition to its standing shelter and soup kitchen, the Samaritan Ministries, an interdenominational Christian, service-oriented ministry celebrating its 35th anniversary at its Winston-Salem location, finds new ways to serve ...

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Pro Bono Project’s Teen Court program, alumnae featured in Fox 8 news segment

December 5th, 2016

The Pro Bono Project’s Teen Court program along with two Wake Forest Law alumnae was featured in a Fox 8 news story and segment, “Forsyth County ‘Teen Court’ program prevents youth criminalization,” that aired on Dec. 2, 2016. The Teen Court program offers juvenile first-time offenders, aged nine to 15, the opportunity to avoid a future ...

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After 35 years with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Hazel Mack joins Wake Forest Law as interim director of outreach

October 25th, 2016

Hazel Mack has spent the past 35 years helping others through her work with Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC). And despite her recent retirement, Mack finds herself continuing to help others as Wake Forest Law’s new interim director of outreach. Mack began her position in October. Before she even started in her new role, ...

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Pro Bono Project encourages students to participate in ABA National Pro Bono Week beginning Oct. 23

October 21st, 2016

Wake Forest Law celebrates the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week with a service goal of 300 hours during the week of Sunday, Oct. 23. “Pro Bono Week focuses our attention on what drew so many of us to Wake Forest in the first place: the spirit of Pro Humanitate,” says Sarah Saint ...

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Criminal Justice Program, Ban the Box present ‘We Are All Criminals’ Director Emily Baxter on Wednesday, Nov. 2

August 2nd, 2016

Emily Baxter, the director of the documentary film project “We Are All Criminals,” a project that examines the impact of criminal records on our lives, will share her findings with law students at noon Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The presentation begins at 12 p.m. and is sponsored by ...

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Winston-Salem Chronicle: Professor Beth Hopkins leaving a legacy of service at Wake Forest

April 28th, 2016

Professor Beth Hopkins was featured in an article written in the Winston-Salem Chronicle, “Hopkins leaving a legacy of service at Wake Forest”, on April 28. The original article follows. Beth Hopkins said that after graduating from Wake Forest University in 1973 with cum laude honors, she planned to attend WFU law school, but was turned ...