District Court Judge Denise Hartsfield (JD ’91)

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Media Roundup for Feb. 9, 2018

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Feb. 9, 2018:

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Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic to collaborate with local organizations Feb. 24

The Pro Bono Project’s Expungement Clinic is partnering with the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Winston-Salem Chapter,  the Ministers Conference of Winston-Salem and Vicinity, the Forsyth County Criminal Defense Bar,  Legal Aid of Northwest North Carolina  and the Winston-Salem Bar Association for a collaborative event that will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018, at the NAACP Headquarters, 4130 Oak Drive. The event is free and open to the public. Registration is not required, according to organizers. The Winston-Salem Chronicle also reported on this event.

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Wake Forest Law Media Roundup for the week of Oct. 20, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Oct. 20, 2017: Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project ‘Know Your Rights’ program expanding, nominated for ABA award

The Pro Bono Project‘s “Know Your Rights” program has been nominated for the North Carolina Bar Association Annual Pro Bono Award following a request by the Forsyth County School District to expand the program’s reach into area schools. This interactive project has been a pivotal education force in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina, area, providing presentations to local communities considered “at-risk” when it comes to understanding the state and federal laws involved in routine interactions with law enforcement officers.

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Pro Bono Project’s Teen Court program, alumnae featured in Fox 8 news segment

The Pro Bono Project’s Teen Court program along with two Wake Forest Law alumnae were featured in a Fox 8 news story and segment, “Forsyth County ‘Teen Court’ program prevents youth criminalization,” that aired on Dec. 2, 2016.

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After 35 years with Legal Aid of North Carolina, Hazel Mack joins Wake Forest Law as interim director of outreach

Hazel Mack has spent the past 35 years helping others through her work with Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC). And despite her recent retirement, Mack finds herself continuing to help others as Wake Forest Law’s new interim director of outreach.

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Wake Forest Law hosts ‘Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law’ on Thursday, Oct. 22

About 30 women attended Wake Forest Law’s “Grit and Growth Mindset: Advancing Women in the Law” training on Oct. 22 presented by Women in Law, the Office of Career & Professional Development and the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association in the Worrell Professional Center. The session was held as part of the second annual All-Law School Alumni Weekend (LAW). Continue reading »

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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 »

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Pro Bono Project expands community offerings in new Smith Anderson Office of Community Outreach

From helping Legal Aid with “Lawyer on the Line” to assisting cancer patients with advance directives to counseling area youth through Reclaiming Futures and Teen Court programs, 41 percent of Wake Forest Law students provided 3,710 of supervised pro bono legal hours throughout the 2014-2015 academic year, equaling the highest participation in a single year, according to Pro Bono Project organizers. Continue reading »