RALEIGH, N.C. – Campbell Law School will participate in the National Pro Bono Celebration, Oct. 25-31. Throughout the week, the Campbell Law Pro Bono Council will host five events designed to highlight and promote pro bono services.
“Service is such a large and important part of everything that we do at Campbell Law School,” said Campbell Law Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities Beth Froehling. “Our students are provided with a large array of pro bono opportunities thanks in large part to a very active and engaged student pro bono council. The National Pro Bono Celebration gives us an opportunity to highlight their work and encourage more students and members of the profession to join us in serving our neighbors who need it the most.”
Campbell Law’s Pro Bono Council will host five events as a part of the celebration throughout the week, including:
* Pro Bono Fair – Monday, Oct. 26, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. – Pope Foyer
Speak with students and community partners about the pro bono opportunities available at Campbell Law.
* Pro Bono Council Office Open House – Tuesday, Oct. 27, 8 a.m.-11 a.m. – Room 303D
Learn more about Campbell Law’s Pro Bono Council and their 10 service opportunities.
* Public Interest Panel Talk – Wednesday, Oct. 28, noon – Room 313
Learn from a panel of attorneys about public interest and public service.
* Pro Bono Attorney Discussion – Thursday, Oct. 29, noon – Room 105
Engage with a private attorney on his experience with pro bono service.
* Domestic Violence Mock Trials – Friday, Oct. 30, 3:30 – Various rooms on campus
Students will represent a victim of domestic violence in a mock protective order hearing.
The National Pro Bono Celebration is annually orchestrated by the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service. Visit www.celebrateprobono.org for more information.
The Campbell Law Pro Bono Council was established by a pair of students in 2009 and became a formalized student organization in 2010. Now 10 students strong, the Council works to create a lifelong commitment to pro bono work and volunteerism among students by taking an active role in the community, developing alliances with local organizations and assisting lawyers who provide high-quality, low-cost legal services to our neighbors in need.
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