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Pro Bono Project Expungement Clinics inform community members about new N.C. laws

Some 175 Winston-Salem area residents learned more about recent changes in the laws in North Carolina regarding expungements at a Wake Forest School of Law Expungement Clinic information session held in partnership with the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and the Minister’s Conference of Winston-Salem on Feb. 24, 2018, according to organizers. Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project joins Legal Aid, Kilpatrick Townsend to serve as champions for disabled students through Education Justice initiative

What if you talk and no one listens, if you cry and no one hears? What if you’re lost, afraid, alone?
What then? And what if you’re a child?
What if?
Would you help? Would you offer your hand, your talents, your time?

Kyleigh Feehs (JD ’17) would. In a heartbeat.

After all, it’s a reason Feehs chose to attend Wake Forest Law. It’s a belief she turns to when things get tough, and it defines her work and leadership in the Pro Bono Project’s Education Justice initiative, which serves as champion for students with disabilities and students facing disciplinary action, all the while working to ensure students receive access to education according to state law.

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Making A Difference: Pro Bono Project members participate in area expungement clinics

Making a difference. Oftentimes the phrase is a cliché — overused and mostly meaningless.

But sometimes it’s not.

Sometimes that commitment to “make a difference” is very real. Sometimes, the desire to make a difference changes lives.

Emily Morris (JD ’16) coordinates the expungement clinic — helping people remove criminal charges from their records — for the Pro Bono Project at Wake Forest Law, the central point for all pro bono activities at the law school.  Continue reading »

Law students participate in pro bono Wills Clinic in Sparta, N.C., over Fall Break

Eight Wake Forest Law students participated in a pro bono Wills Clinic during their fall break on Friday, Oct. 11, as part of the Pro Bono Project.

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Erin Woodrum (’14) featured in N.C. Lawyers Weekly for interning at Legal Aid of North Carolina

Legal Aid of North Carolina has been selecting law students to serve as interns in offices across the state for years, but Erin Woodrum (’14) might be a first for the agency.

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‘Gaining a Greater Understanding of Domestic Violence:’ CLE training available Friday, Oct. 5, at Worrell Professional Center

Wake Forest University School of Law, the North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Legal Aid of North Carolina will collaborate on a six-hour Continuing Legal Education seminar, “Gaining a Greater Understanding of Domestic Violence,” for attorneys and law students on Friday, Oct. 5, in the WFU Worrell Professional Center. Continue reading »

Professor Steve Virgil recognized as the Mortgage Foreclosure Attorney of the Year by Legal Aid of North Carolina

Wake Forest University School of Law Professor Steve Virgil was recently recognized as the Mortgage Foreclosure Attorney of the Year by Legal Aid of North Carolina. Continue reading »

Students to provide pro bono legal services to Lumbee tribe with Legal Aid over Spring Break

A group of Wake Forest University School of Law students will travel over Spring Break to southeastern North Carolina, where students will be helping the Lumbee Indians, among others, with a range of legal issues. Continue reading »
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Community Law and Business Clinic helping Triad families facing foreclosure stay in their homes

Tonya Williams will be home for the holidays this year, thanks in no small part to the efforts of Wake Forest University School of Law’s Community Law and Business Clinic, Professor Steve Virgil and Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC). Continue reading »

Students team up with Legal Aid to offer free tax help

Wake Forest University School of Law students are teaming up with Legal Aid of North Carolina to offer free tax preparation for eligible people in Forsyth, Davie, Iredell, Stokes, Surry and Yadkin counties.

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