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Pro Bono Project to present ‘Know Your Rights’ at Parkland High School on Friday, Feb. 26

February 22nd, 2016

Members of Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project will present “Know Your Rights” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, for the entire student body at Parkland High School. The “Know Your Rights” presentation will discuss an individual’s constitutional rights with regard to police encounters, whether it be a mere conversation, a traffic stop or an ...

Pro Bono Project begins Educational Surrogacy Program

February 19th, 2016

The Pro Bono Project is launching an Educational Surrogacy Program this semester, which will train law students to become educational surrogates for foster children in the Winston-Salem area. On Feb. 18, the Pro Bono Project held the first educational surrogacy training session to teach students the basics of educational surrogacy: how to get involved, the ...

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Pro Bono Project joins Legal Aid, Kilpatrick Townsend to serve as champions for disabled students through Education Justice initiative

February 17th, 2016

What if you talk and no one listens, if you cry and no one hears? What if you’re lost, afraid, alone? What then? And what if you’re a child? What if? Would you help? Would you offer your hand, your talents, your time? Kyleigh Feehs (JD ’17) would. In a heartbeat. After all, it’s a ...

Pro Bono Project efforts featured in Winston-Salem Journal for helping get certain criminal records cleared

February 1st, 2016

The following story originally ran in the Winston-Salem Journal on Sunday, Jan. 31, here. One evening last fall, a woman walked into Samaritan Ministries with baggage she hoped to unload. That baggage was a criminal charge from her youth that was preventing her from getting gainful employment. The woman knew that help might be available ...

Making A Difference: Pro Bono Project members participate in area expungement clinics

January 24th, 2016

Making a difference. Oftentimes the phrase is a cliché — overused and mostly meaningless. But sometimes it’s not. Sometimes that commitment to “make a difference” is very real. Sometimes, the desire to make a difference changes lives. Emily Morris (JD ’16) coordinates the expungement clinic — helping people remove criminal charges from their records — ...

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 ...

Wake Forest Law students log 284 hours of volunteer work during Pro Bono Week 2015

November 5th, 2015

During this year’s annual Pro Bono Week, Wake Forest Law students came together to volunteer 284 hours and 15 minutes of their time to multiple community-serving programs, far surpassing the Pro Bono Project’s goal of 200 hours. Pro Bono Week took place from Oct. 27-31 this year. More than 10 projects were run by 70 ...

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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 ...