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Media Roundup for the week of Dec. 1, 2017

Wake Forest Law faculty, students and staff are quoted regularly in the media. Following are the media mentions for the week of Dec. 1 2017:

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Hazel Mack promoted to Wake Forest School of Law’s Director of Outreach

Hazel Mack, the former leader of Legal Aid of North Carolina (LANC), has been promoted as director of outreach at Wake Forest University School of Law. Mack has served as the interim director of outreach since October 2016.

“I am pleased to announce that Hazel Mack has agreed to become our permanent director of outreach,” said Ann Gibbs, associate dean of Administration and Student Services. “As we predicted a year ago when she stepped in as interim director, Hazel’s passion for serving the underserved, her legal expertise from years of practice with Legal Aid and her deep connections within the Winston-Salem community make her the perfect leader for the Office of Outreach.”

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Pro Bono Project encourages students to participate in ABA National Pro Bono Week beginning Monday, Oct. 23

Wake Forest School of Law will celebrate the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week by holding events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project during the week of Monday, Oct. 23. “All law students are encouraged to participate in the week’s events sponsored by the Pro Bono Project,” says Jasmine Gregory (JD ’18), deputy director of the Pro Bono Project.

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

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.

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Pro Bono Project establishes Family Preparedness Project

Bilingual Wake Forest Law students volunteered in the Family Preparedness Project, a new initiative led by the Pro Bono Project that seeks to provide durable powers of attorney for individuals in North Carolina who may be at risk of deportation. Student coordinators, Emily Scotton (JD ’18) and Vanessa Garrido (JD ’18), organized client appointments at the Downtown Health Plaza in Winston-Salem over the course of four evenings in April.

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Women In Law, Pro Bono Honors Society 2016-17 inductees recognized

The Pro Bono Project hosted its Pro Bono Honors Society annual dinner and recognition event on April 11, 2017.  In addition to the inductees, in attendance were Dean Suzanne Reynolds (JD ’77) and Hazel Mack, interim Outreach Director for the law school.

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Pro Bono Project serves Habitat for Humanity clients over Spring Break 2017

During Spring Break 2017, seven students were thrilled to participate in Wake Forest Law’s Spring Break Pro Bono Project.

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National Jurist names Sarah Saint (JD ’17) ‘Law Student of the Year’

The National Jurist has named Huntsville, Alabama-native Sarah Saint (JD ’17) “Law Student of the Year” in the following story, “Law Students of the Year: Sarah Saint, Wake Forest University,” written by Mike Stetz and published on March 8, 2017.

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Pro Bono Project announces executive board for 2017-18

The Pro Bono Project has announced its incoming executive board members for the 2017-18 academic year.

Current Pro Bono Project Executive Director Sarah Saint (JD ’17) says, “Please join me in congratulating the exceptional students who have been selected to serve as the next directorial board for the Pro Bono Project.”

Applications for specific coordinator positions — Community Outreach Coordinators, Strategic Communications Coordinators, Student Outreach Coordinators and Project Coordinators — will be extended to all 1LS and 2LS in the coming week.

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Pro Bono Project to host free wills clinics in Pembroke on Friday, Feb. 24

Two groups of Pro Bono Project participants will travel on Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, to Pembroke, North Carolina, to host a free wills clinic at Legal Aid of North Carolina.

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