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Pro Bono Project hosts Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court on Oct. 21

In partnership with Reclaiming Futures, Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project hosted a session of teen drug court held at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 21, in the Worrell Professional Center, Courtroom 1312. Reclaiming Futures Juvenile Drug Court provides juvenile offenders who are battling with drug problems new opportunities to make a fresh start, according to organizers. This event was open to all Wake Forest Law students and faculty. Continue reading »

VALOR to host free legal workshop for veterans Saturday, Nov. 14

Veterans Advocacy Law Organization (VALOR), Wake Forest Law’s student veterans group, will host a free legal workshop from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 14, in the Worrell Professional Center’s Law Commons and Room 1310. A complimentary light breakfast and lunch will be served. This event — held in honor of Veterans Day, Nov. 11 — is open to local veterans and to those currently serving in the military, according to VALOR Secretary Chris Salemme. Continue reading »

Pro Bono Project partners with Samaritan Ministries to offer Expungement Clinics

The Pro Bono Project will begin hosting Expungement Clinics each month for clients of Samaritan Ministries in downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Samaritan’s Ministries is a non-profit that is part 90-day homeless shelter, part food bank and part year-long rehabilitation program for older adults. Continue reading »

North Carolina Court of Appeals to hear oral arguments at law school on Tuesday, Sept. 22

For the 23rd consecutive year, Wake Forest Law will host oral arguments for the N.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday, Sept. 22. Oral arguments are set begin at 3 p.m. in the Worrell Professional Center, Room 1312. The court session is open to the public. Continue reading »

Children’s Law Center of North Carolina, home of the Child Advocacy Clinic, to celebrate 10th anniversary Thursday, Sept. 17

The Children’s Law Center of North Carolina will celebrate its 10th anniversary of giving children their say in court on Sept. 17, 2015, with two events. Continue reading »

Certificate in Cyber Security to be offered at Charlotte Center beginning Sept. 15

One of the largest and most dynamic pieces of Enterprise Risk Management today is the emerging field that involves protecting organizations from threats as varied as nation-states, cyber criminals, national and international business competitors and hacktivists. Data breaches and even physical damage from cyber activity are daily headlines in the news.  Through a four evening course taught by experienced practitioners and focused on case studies, lecture, technical workshops and simulations, attendees will receive foundational knowledge in security models, risk assessment and response, secure systems development, crisis management and legal, regulatory and compliance issues. Continue reading »

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Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) to give keynote at Women’s Equality Day in Charlotte on Wednesday, Aug. 26

Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) will be the keynote speaker at the League of Women Voters in Charlotte event for Women’s Equality Day this year. Continue reading »

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Elder Law Clinic to co-host ‘Healthy LGBTQ Aging: Strategies for Success’ on Sept. 23

The Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School will co-host, “Healthy LGBTQ Aging: Strategies for Success,” on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. (EDT) at Parkway United Church of Christ, 2151 Silas Creek Parkway in Winston-Salem, N.C. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required by Sept. 16. Continue reading »

New grant allows Child Advocacy Clinic to expand custody guardianship for domestic violence victims

A new grant will allow Wake Forest Law’s Child Advocacy Clinic and the Children’s Law Center of North Carolina to partner to hire a custody attorney guardian for families where there is both domestic violence and issues over the custody of minor children. Continue reading »

Elder Law Clinic to co-host cultural competency training for dealing with older LGBT clients on Aug. 4

The Elder Law Clinic at Wake Forest University School of Law and the Piedmont Triad Regional Council Area Agency on Aging Regional Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program will co-host, “A Caring Response for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Clients,” program at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 4, at Senior Services, 2895 Shorefair Drive. Continue reading »