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N.C. Immigrant Rights Project director speaks to law students about pro bono work

April 10th, 2012

The Pro Bono Board invited Marty Rosenbluth, an immigration attorney in Durham, N.C., to come and speak to students about his work in immigration law on March 28.   Rosenbluth founded and serves as the executive director of the North Carolina Immigrant Rights Project, a nonprofit organization. He is the only attorney in North Carolina who ...

VALOR hosts free legal clinic for 30 area veterans

February 10th, 2012

The Wake Forest University School of Law Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR) hosted a free legal clinic for 30 area veterans on Friday, Feb. 3. VALOR began at Wake Forest University School of Law last year when several veteran law students recognized a need at the law school for an organization dedicated to addressing veterans’ ...

Photo of Kathryn Hatcher ('13), Kristina Wolf ('13) and Jason Weber ('13) presenting 'Know Your Rights' at the Winston-Salem Rescue Mission

Law students make presentation at rescue mission on citizen’s rights

December 14th, 2011

Did you know you have the right to refuse a breathalyzer test? But, what are the consequences if you refuse? When the police knock on your front door, do you have to let the police into your house? Law students Jason Weber (’13), Katie Hatcher (’13), and Kristina Wolf (’13) went to Winston Salem Rescue Mission ...

Pro Bono Project presents “Citizens Lawyers in Action” speaker panel

December 14th, 2011

The Wake Forest University School of Law celebrated National Pro Bono Week on Wednesday, Nov. 3, with an exciting event at the law school.   The Pro Bono Project presented an impressive panel of speakers who shared their experiences in pro bono service.  Entitled, “Citizen Lawyers in Action,” the event featured attorneys Penni Bradshaw, Lorraine Mortis, Michael Wells ...

Law students help settle local disputes

December 14th, 2011

Ten Wake Forest University School of Law students have been given the opportunity to pioneer a program that will bring Winston-Salem residents and Wake Forest University students together in an effort to mediate their grievances. The city of Winston-Salem approached the Wake Forest Pro Bono Project about starting such a program, which has now been ...

Law students at Wake Forest to mentor youths

October 27th, 2011

A new initiative links Wake Forest University law students to youths in the juvenile-justice system in hopes of keeping the youths from getting in more trouble. Reclaiming Futures, a national program that works with the juvenile-justice system, is partnering with the university’s law school. The law students will come through the law school’s Pro-Bono Project. ...

VALOR holds series of events including 5K race to celebrate Veterans Awareness Week, Nov. 5-12

October 21st, 2011

The new generation of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are eager to give back to their communities, even though they, and their needs, are sometimes invisible to the general population. To honor their service, raise awareness of veterans in the area and give them support, students in the Wake Forest University School of Law ...

Law students partner with Reclaiming Futures Forsyth County and Advanced Placement, BHHS to help troubled teens

October 20th, 2011

Wake Forest University School of Law students are partnering with Reclaiming Futures Forsyth County and Advanced Placement, BHHS to serve as mentors to youth who have entered into the juvenile court system.   Under the Pro Bono program at the law school, students are encouraged to provide voluntary legal services to community organizations.  In honor of National ...

Photo of students at the Pembroke Wills Clinic

Law students offer pro bono services during Pembroke Wills Clinic

October 12th, 2011

PEMBROKE, N.C. — Four Wake Forest University School of Law students traveled on Sept. 30  to the Pembroke office of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC) where they conducted a Wills Clinic. The students — Katherine Barber (’12), Kaitlyn Girard (’12), Derrick Lankford (’12) and Scott Villarreal (’12) — drafted simple wills and advance directive ...

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Jackie Willingham makes pro bono work her mission

May 12th, 2011

A native of Newport, Ind., Jackie Willingham (’11) received a three-year Public Defender Fellowship from Equal Justice Works and the Southern Public Defender Training Center. She will be moving to Raleigh over the summer to work in the Wake County Public Defender’s Office. Why did you decide to study law? I have always been interested in ...