OUTLaw, Pro Bono Project to offer free legal services clinic to LGBTQ+ community on Saturday, Oct. 21

Photo of GayPride spectators carrying Rainbow gay flags during Montreal Pride March in 2015

GayPride spectators carrying Rainbow gay flags during Montreal Pride March in 2015

Students in Wake Forest School of Law’s OUTLaw, the law school’s LBGTQ+ organization, are teaming up with members of the Pro Bono Project to host a Fall Legal Clinic from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312.

The clinic, which is being held in conjunction with National Pro Bono Week, is sponsored by North Star Community Center and the Southern Coalition for Social Justice.

Students from Pro Bono’s Wills and Health Care Advocacy projects will join OUTLaw students, supervised by practicing attorneys, to offer several legal services to the LGBTQ+ community, including:

  • Gender Marker and Name Change Services

  • Living Wills and Health Care Powers of Attorney

  • Testamentary Wills

To participate in the testamentary will services, clients must own a home or land, and should expect to make a follow-up appointment to execute the final document.

Also in October, OUTLaw is participating in the Winston-Salem Pride Festival and Parade from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, in downtown Winston-Salem.  “At the OUTLaw Pride booth, students will promote and explain the Fall Legal Clinic’s offerings to potential clients,” says OUTLaw Community Outreach Chair Corri Hopkins (JD ’19). “Come visit our booth at W-S Pride!”

For more information on the OUTLaw Fall Legal Clinic, or on OUTLaw’s involvement in Winston-Salem Pride, please contact Hopkins at hopkca16@wfu.edu.