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N.C. Bar Association President challenges law students to do pro bono work

January 29th, 2013

Pro bono work can come in many different subject areas and involve a diverse group of clients. Mike Wells (’74), president of the North Carolina Bar Association, made this message ring true when he spoke with Wake Forest students about his pro bono work throughout his career.  He began by telling students about the speech ...

Pro Bono Project expands its focus on immigration issues

January 29th, 2013

I was very excited when I found out that the Pro Bono Project was expanding its areas of focus to include immigration.  I was even more excited when I was appointed as the Immigration Group Projects Coordinator. I knew that there were students with a passion for immigration law, and some who thought that they ...

Fourth annual Public Interest Retreat planned for Friday, Feb. 22

January 29th, 2013

The fourth Annual Public Interest Retreat will be held on Friday, Feb. 22. This year, the retreat will focus on non-profit and public interest attorneys with a connection to North Carolina. The lunch program will start at noon in Room 1312 of the Worrell Professional Center where all the retreat speakers will introduce themselves.  Law ...

Law students to help Wills Clinic at Pembroke Legal Aid of North Carolina on Feb. 16, March 2

January 25th, 2013

Wake Forest law students will be returning to the Pembroke office of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) for a fourth time this spring to serve area clients at two free Wills Clinics. The clinics are scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 16, and Saturday, March 2. Although LANC receives a grant to prepare advance directives for ...

Group photo of alumni earning Women of Justice Awards

Nine WFU alumnae earn Women of Justice Awards including ‘Woman of the Year’

November 16th, 2012

RALEIGH, N.C. — Professor Beth Hopkins (’73) and Kristina Wolf (JD ’13) were among nine Wake Forest women recognized at the 2012 Women of Justice Awards reception at the Raleigh Marriott City Center on Nov. 15, 2012. North Carolina Lawyers Weekly hosted the reception that recognized women across the state who have demonstrated leadership, integrity, service, ...

New York Bar Requires Pro Bono Service

November 1st, 2012

The New York Court of Appeals adopted a rule that requires future New York  state bar applicants to complete at least 50 pro bono service hours before they file an application for admission. The new rule will apply to applicants admitted to the New York state bar on or after Jan. 1, 2015.  However, the ...

Pro Bono Project offer students new opportunities to serve

September 19th, 2012

Since taking charge of the Pro Bono Project in May 2012, I have been overwhelmed with the support and enthusiasm of local attorneys, non-profit organizations, and professors who are excited to supervise students and work to expand the areas of law that students are involved in.  The Pro Bono Board has worked tirelessly to find ...

Kaitlyn Girard (’12) to tackle rural poverty as N.C. Legal Aid Fellow

September 6th, 2012

Kaitlyn Girard (’12) has been named a Clifton W. Everett Sr. Community Lawyer Fellow by Legal Aid of North Carolina. Girard, along with Meghan Melo, a 2012 UNC School of Law graduate, will launch a two-year-long effort to aid poverty-stricken residents of rural Richmond County at a swearing-in ceremony scheduled for Sept. 10 at the county ...

Group photo of Wake Forest law school members of VALOR along with Wake Forest law faculty pose with Army Major Gen. Gil Beck at a Veterans event held in February at the Wake Forest Tennis Center.

VALOR earns public interest award from ABA Law Student Division

August 21st, 2012

The American Bar Association Law Student Division has announced that Wake Forest University School of Law’s Veteran Advocacy Law Organization is the recipient of the 2012 Judy M. Weightman Memorial Public Interest Award. “The Division commends VALOR for its dedication to addressing the legal needs of veterans seeking benefits from the U.S. Department of Veteran ...

1L Pro Bono Student Reflections: Catholic Social Services — Immigration Clinics

May 24th, 2012

There are not a lot of opportunities for 1Ls to be involved with Pro Bono work due to our limited knowledge. However, last Fall, in the first weeks of the semester, the Pro Bono Project posted an opportunity available to 1Ls to assist Catholic Social Services at their Naturalization Clinics.   We both knew that ...