Pro Bono

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Adjunct Professor David C. Smith (JD ’84) named co-recipient of Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award by D.C. Bar

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP partner and Adjunct Professor David Coventry Smith (JD ’84) has been honored as a co-recipient of the Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award by the D.C. Bar, according to its website. Continue reading »

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

Wake Forest Law celebrates the American Bar Association (ABA) National Pro Bono Week with a service goal of 300 hours during the week of Sunday, Oct. 23.

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Kelly Austin (JD ’16) receives Smith Anderson Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award

Kelly Austin (JD ’16) is the recipient of the 2016 Smith Anderson Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award. Austin was recognized for her unwavering commitment to increasing access to justice and living out the Pro Humanitate mission of Wake Forest University at the Pro Bono Honor Society dinner on April 16. Throughout her three years in law school, Austin volunteered for numerous projects that help children navigate the legal system, but the one that stood out to her most was the Guardian ad Litem (GAL) program.

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Class of 2016 wins Pro Bono Project Competition for 2015-2016 academic year

Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project will celebrate the Class of 2016 as the winners of the class that logged the most pro bono hours over the 2015-2016 school year with a barbecue dinner at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 12, in the Law Commons.

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The Pro Bono Project announces 2016-2017 board members

The Pro Bono Project is pleased to announce the board  for the 2016-2017 school year.  Continue reading »

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Pro Bono Project to present ‘Know Your Rights’ at Parkland High School on Friday, Feb. 26

Members of Wake Forest Law’s Pro Bono Project will present “Know Your Rights” at 2 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016, for the entire student body at Parkland High School.

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VALOR members provide free legal advice to veterans

TWC News came out to the Saturday, Nov. 14, Veterans Legal Clinic sponsored by VALOR. Following is the original story, which can be found here:

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Wake Forest Law students log 284 hours of volunteer work during Pro Bono Week 2015

During this year’s annual Pro Bono Week, Wake Forest Law students came together to volunteer 284 hours and 15 minutes of their time to multiple community-serving programs, far surpassing the Pro Bono Project’s goal of 200 hours.

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