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Pro Bono Week features discussion with N.C. Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley on improving access to justice on Tuesday, Oct. 27

October 20th, 2015

As part of this year’s National Pro Bono Week activities, the Pro Bono Project will host a discussion between North Carolina Supreme Court Justice Cheri Beasley and Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ‘77) entitled, “Improving Access to Justice: A Call to Action,” at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 27, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The ...

Pro Bono Project’s “Know Your Rights” team presents about legal rights to WFU residential advisors

October 13th, 2015

Members of the Wake Forest School of Law Pro Bono Project’s “Know Your Rights” team presented information on police encounters to undergraduate Resident Advisors (RAs) at Wake Forest University Monday, Oct. 12 on the Reynolda Campus. The “Know Your Rights” project is one of The Pro Bono Project’s newest ventures, with a mission to educate ...

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Pro Bono Project expands community offerings in new Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach

October 13th, 2015

From helping Legal Aid with “Lawyer on the Line” to assisting cancer patients with advance directives to counseling area youth through Reclaiming Futures and Teen Court programs, 41 percent of Wake Forest Law students provided 3,710 of supervised pro bono legal hours throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, equaling the highest participation in a single year, ...

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Student Profile: Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17)

September 24th, 2015

This student profile was created by the Wake Forest Law Pro Bono Project student staff. View the original article on their e-newsletter. Stephanie Jackson (JD ’17) hails from Ohio by way of New York, coming to Wake Forest Law after earning a Master’s in Higher Education and Student Affairs and working at NYU. Jackson’s passion ...

Pro Bono Project partners with Samaritan Ministries to offer Expungement Clinics

September 21st, 2015

The Pro Bono Project will begin hosting Expungement Clinics each month for clients of Samaritan Ministries in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Samaritan’s Ministries is a non-profit that is part 90-day homeless shelter, part food bank and part year-long rehabilitation program for older adults. “Samaritan’s Ministries is a true asset to the community,” writes Sarah Saint in ...

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 ...