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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 work with Samaritan Ministries 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,” writtenby Paul Garber and published on Nov. 28, 2016. An excerpt follows: 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 ...

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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 were 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 ...

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Pro Bono Project earns American Bar Association ‘A Day of Service’ award for 2015 Pro Bono Week

April 21st, 2016

The Pro Bono Project is the recipient of the American Bar Association (ABA) Day of Service Award from the Law Student Division thanks in part to Wake Forest Law students’ dedication to pro bono legal services, especially during the ABA’s Pro Bono Week in October 2015. The Pro Bono Project received this top honor as ...

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Professor Beth Hopkins (BA ’73), inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach, retires after 30-plus years at Wake Forest University

April 18th, 2016

Professor Beth Hopkins (BA ’73) is retiring from Wake Forest University after more than 30 years in various roles, most recently as the inaugural director of the Smith Anderson Center for Community Outreach at Wake Forest Law. In her role as outreach director since 2010, she has overseen the law school’s Pro Bono Project and the ...

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Pro Bono Honors Society Dinner celebrates 49 new inductees

April 18th, 2016

Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project welcomed a record 49 new inductees into the Pro Bono Honor Society this year, a huge increase from the 17 students inducted in 2015. Together, this year’s inductees logged over 3500 hours of pro bono work throughout the academic year. In order to be eligible for induction, students had ...