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Wake Forest Law to host Reclaiming Futures Drug Court with the Honorable Denise Hartsfield (’91) on Oct. 15

October 13th, 2014

As part of Wake Forest Law’s partnership with Reclaiming Futures, a session of teen drug court will be held at the law school from 3 – 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court provides juvenile offenders who are battling with drug problems new opportunities to ...

Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project students participate in Wills Clinic in Ellerbe, N.C.

September 17th, 2014

Wake Forest Law students traveled to Ellerbe, N.C. on Sept. 12 to participate in a Wills Clinic organized by the Pro Bono Project. Six students were chosen to participate in the program, which required an hour of training a few days before the event. They worked in Ellerbe’s town hall with the local legal aid program ...

WFU Law School hosts inaugural Teen Court Academy for area high school students on Saturday, Sept. 6

September 4th, 2014

The Teen Court Academy will hold a training session for interested law and high school students at the Wake Forest School of Law on Saturday, Sept. 6. The four-hour event is scheduled to start at 10 a.m. in Room 1309 in the Worrell Professional Center. Teen Court, which provides teens ages 16 and younger a ...

Co-Director Gelilia Selassie (’15) applauds increased student participation in Pro Bono Project

May 1st, 2014

As co-director of the Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project. I am honored to be able to work with an amazing group of students who share a deep passion for pro bono work. We have done some amazing projects and I am so excited to continue this wonderful trend. Wake Forest is a school that demands excellence, and ...

Pro Bono Project provides cancer patients with advanced directives

May 1st, 2014

The phrase “Pro Humanitate” is a good reminder, but it can be difficult to fulfill. In a profession, where money and time are so valued, it is crucial to truly believe in pro bono work. This academic year, I have been active in the Advance Directives Project at the Novant Cancer Center.  This project means so much ...

Pro Bono Project helps Novant Health and Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center patients receive free legal help

April 23rd, 2014

This academic year, the Pro Bono Project has teamed up with Novant Health, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, and Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice to provide advance directives to patients in-house at these clinics. Each week students pair up with a Womble Carlyle attorney at either the Novant Health Derrick L. Davis Cancer Center, Wake Forest Baptist Cancer ...

Law students volunteer as Affordable Care Act Navigators through Pro Bono Project

April 23rd, 2014

With the implementation of the Health Insurance Marketplace in October 2013, nearly a dozen Wake Forest Law students have volunteered as Affordable Care Act Navigators. Navigators have gone through more than 25 hours of federal and state training on the ACA and Health Insurance Marketplace. Alongside Legal Aid, Wake Navigators have helped enroll uninsured North Carolinians in communities ...

Wake Forest Law students to assist at free Wills Clinic at Pembroke Legal Aid on Saturday, April 5

March 25th, 2014

Wake Forest Law students will return to the Pembroke office of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) to serve area clients at a free Wills Clinic on Saturday, April 5. Although LANC receives a grant to prepare advance directives for local residents, demand in the past few years has exceeded Pembroke office resources, according to Wake ...

Wake Forest Pro Bono Project collaborates with WFBMC Comprehensive Cancer Center to provide cancer patients with free legal help

March 13th, 2014

The  Pro Bono Project at Wake Forest Law is partnering with Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center  to help cancer patients with legal needs free of charge at WFBMC’s Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Downtown Health Plaza starting Friday, March 28. More than 40 Wake Forest Law students have been trained regarding advance directives and are dedicated to engaging in medical ...

Ashley White (’14) gives presentation to seniors at area church regarding end-of-life care

November 13th, 2013

Ashley White (’14) gave a presentation regarding Advance Directive documents to older members of Mount Zion Baptist Church on Monday, Nov. 4. White provided legal information on the purpose of wills and powers of attorney to members of the church. “The presentation  included giving information on Advance Directives, which allow patients to spell out decisions about end-of-life care ...