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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 ...

Pro Bono Project helps jumpstart Reclaiming Futures program

May 10th, 2012

The Pro Bono Project at Wake Forest University School of Law partnered with Advanced Placement to help jumpstart the program, Reclaiming Futures, in Forsyth County.  Reclaiming Futures is a nationwide project that strives to help young people who struggled with drugs, alcohol, and crime by partnering juveniles with positive, caring adults to serve as their ...

Group photo of Inaugural Pro Bono Honor Society members

First members of the Pro Bono Honor Society honored

April 18th, 2012

After its creation during the 2009-2010 school year, the Pro Bono Project has experienced great success.  The Pro Bono Project has helped to connect Wake Forest law students to hundreds of opportunities with attorneys in varies fields including non-profit work, private practices and other legal service organizations. Congratulations to all of the first members of the new Pro ...

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 ...