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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 ...

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 ...

Law students offer pro bono services during wills clinic in Pembroke, N.C.

March 28th, 2015

Wake Forest School of Law students traveled to the Pembroke Office of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) in Pembroke, N.C. on Friday, March 27 to participate in a Wills Clinic organized by the Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project. This year’s team of student participants included Pro Bono Project coordinator Bradley Setzer (’16) alongside ...

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 ...

Public Interest Lawyer Panel

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 ...

Pro Bono Project celebrates national Pro Bono Week

October 20th, 2014

National Pro Bono week begins on Monday, Oct. 20 this year, and the Pro Bono Project, in collaboration with other student groups, are hosting several events throughout the week. The American Bar Association is encouraging law schools, firms and other groups across the country the celebrate pro bono and its importance. Wake Forest Law has ...

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 ...