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Newest members of Pro Bono Honor Society inducted on Wednesday, April 15

April 14th, 2015

Eighteen new members will be inducted into the Pro Bono Honor Society at a dinner with Interim Dean Suzanne Reynolds (’77) on Wednesday, April 15, in Reynolda Hall. Each student has logged 50 hours of pro bono work in a single school year or 75 hours over multiple school years. The following students have chosen ...

Pro Bono Project hosts Wills Clinic in Pembroke, N.C., on Friday, March 27

March 25th, 2015

The Pro Bono Project is looking for six additional student volunteers for the final Wills Clinic of the semester, scheduled from from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for Friday, March 27, in Pembroke, N.C. Law students who volunteer will be working with local attorneys to help seniors draft and notarize simple wills, according to Bradley ...

Pro Bono Project to host free Wills Clinic on March 13, March 27

February 25th, 2015

The Pro Bono Project will host two free Wills Clinics in March, according to student organizers. The first is planned for Friday, March 13, 2015, in Alleghany County and the second is planned for Friday, March 27, 2015, in Pembroke, which is located in Robeson County.Law students will be working with local attorneys in both ...

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Public Interest Law Organization hosts four public interest lawyers as part of Pro Bono Week activities

October 30th, 2014

Four lawyers, including three alumni, who work under the umbrella of public interest law participated in a panel discussion for students with an interest in public interest careers on Wednesday, Oct. 22, as part of the Pro Bono Week activities. The panelists were Christine Bischoff (’04), an education law professor and attorney for N.C. Justice ...

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 ...