Pro Bono Project participants provide a variety of community services Feb. 21-24
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February 20, 2017
Wake Forest Law students involved in the Pro Bono Project are providing a variety of services this week under the supervision of area licensed attorneys including representing youth in Teen Court, helping area residents get convictions expunged from their records, providing N-400 screenings for immigrants and teaching middle school and high school students about their rights.
Teen Court will hold a session from 4:45 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, at the Forsyth County Courthouse. Law students interested in participating in this session should reach out to Emily Scotton or Katherine Ririe.
Immigration Project volunteers on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, will go to Church World Service to provide N-400 screenings in preparation for a future the Immigration Project-hosted workshop. Law students interested in participating in this project can contact Katherine Haddock or Daniel Barrera. The Immigration Project focuses on educating immigrants about their legal rights and guiding immigrants through the naturalization process. Students work directly with immigrants and refugees to guide them through their naturalization applications at various naturalization workshops set up in the Triad area.
The Expungement Clinic is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Samaritan Ministries. Focused on individuals convicted of misdemeanors and felonies, this project helps get convictions expunged from their records. For these individuals, this means more job opportunities, housing options and eligibility for public benefits. Students meet directly with the clients, instructing them on eligibility and helping them fill out the appropriate forms to start the expungement process.