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Pro Bono Project spotlights Advance Directives Project, which allows students to help clients make end-of-life decisions

November 23rd, 2015

The following story, which originally ran in the student-written Pro Bono Project newsletter, spotlights the Advance Directives Project organized by Maria Nkonge (JD ’16) and other Wake Forest Law students. The Advance Directives Project gives Wake Forest Law students opportunities to help clients make their own end-of-life decisions. When a patient is unconscious or otherwise ...

Winston-Salem Journal reports on opening of Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach

November 9th, 2015

The following story ran in the Nov. 8, 2015, Winston-Salem Journal here: Wake Forest University School of Law has opened the Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach within the Worrell Professional Center. The office houses the law school’s Pro Bono Project and Public Interest Law Organization, WFU said. The office’s opening was funded with a ...


Pro Bono Project presents ‘Know Your Rights’ with WFU athletics on Monday, Nov. 2

October 28th, 2015

The Pro Bono Project is collaborating with Wake Forest University (WFU) athletics to present its new program, “Know Your Rights,” as part of this year’s National Pro Bono Week activities to WFU student athletes. The event will be held at 6 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 2 in the Rovere Room in the Miller Center. This ...

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Pro Bono Project hosts Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court on Oct. 21

October 21st, 2015

In partnership with Reclaiming Futures, Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project hosted a session of teen drug court held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Worrell Professional Center, Courtroom 1312. Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court provides juvenile offenders who are battling with drug problems new opportunities to make a fresh start, according ...

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Pro Bono Week features discussion with N.C. Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley on improving access to justice on Tuesday, Oct. 27

October 20th, 2015

As part of this year’s National Pro Bono Week activities, the Pro Bono Project will host a discussion between North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley and Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77) entitled, “Improving Access to Justice: A Call to Action,” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The ...

Pro Bono Project’s “Know Your Rights” team presents about legal rights to WFU residential advisors

October 13th, 2015

Members of the Wake Forest School of Law Pro Bono Project’s “Know Your Rights” team presented information on police encounters to undergraduate Resident Advisors (RAs) at Wake Forest University Monday, Oct. 12 on the Reynolda Campus. The “Know Your Rights” project is one of The Pro Bono Project’s newest ventures, with a mission to educate ...

Pro Bono Project expands community offerings in new Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach

October 13th, 2015

From helping Legal Aid with “Lawyer on the Line” to assisting cancer patients with advance directives to counseling area youth through Reclaiming Futures and Teen Court programs, 41 percent of Wake Forest Law students provided 3,710 of supervised pro bono legal hours throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, equaling the highest participation in a single year, ...

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Student Profile: Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17)

September 24th, 2015

This student profile was created by the Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project student staff. View the original article on their e-newsletter. Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17) hails from Ohio by way of New York, coming to Wake Forest Law after earning a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs and working at NYU. Jackson’s passion ...

Pro Bono Project partners with Samaritan Ministries to offer Expungement Clinics

September 21st, 2015

The Pro Bono Project will begin hosting Expungement Clinics each month for clients of Samaritan Ministries in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Samaritan’s Ministries is a non-profit that is part 90-day homeless shelter, part food bank and part year-long rehabilitation program for older adults. “Samaritan’s Ministries is a true asset to the community,” writes Sarah Saint in ...

Law students participating in the Pro Bono Project's Teen Drug Court pose with the Honorable Denise Hartsfield (JD '91)

District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91) named law school’s first Pro Bono Coordinator

September 16th, 2015

Forsyth County District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91) is a native of Winston-Salem and considers herself a hometown girl.  She is familiar with outreach needs in the community and utilizes these programs and opportunities in her role as District Court judge. As a judge since 2002, Hartsfield must find alternatives to incarceration particularly in ...