RALEIGH – Campbell Law School participated in the National Pro Bono Celebration, Oct. 20-26, 2019. Throughout the week, the Campbell Law Pro Bono Council hosted five events designed to highlight and promote pro bono services.
“Campbell Law’s Pro Bono Council worked to fill the week with a variety of events for students,” said Pro Bono Projects Director Kasey Mochel ’20. “From informational sessions detailing what different projects do, to the iPledge Pro Bono Campaign aimed at garnering 100% student participation in pro bono work this year, to donuts and coffee to say ‘thank you’ to current volunteers, we aimed to reach all students who have supported and are interested in pro bono work this semester.”
The five events were:
- Child’s Advocate Panel – The Professional Law Student Association and The Child’s Advocate Pro Bono Project partnered together for a “Coats for Kids Drive.” Students and faculty were invited to donate new or gently used coats. Brother’s Cleaners cleaned and prepared any collected items. All clothing was donated to WRAL’s Coats for Children drive.
- Intro to Pro Bono Panel – Members of the Pro Bono Council and Director Evin Grant organized an Intro to Pro Bono Panel for students to learn about what pro bono opportunities exist, why they should participate, and how pro bono work can help the community and the students.
- Reentry Expunction Clinic
- Careers in Public Service Panel
- Service Animal Project
In addition to these events, the Health Law Association and Women in Law partnered with the Pro Bono Council for the SOAR Outreach Hygiene Drive to collect hygiene products to make kits for homeless, transitional and low-income students of Title I program schools in surrounding Wake County. Students and faculty were encouraged to donate a variety of hygiene products.
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 Pro Bono Council at Campbell Law School was informally started by two students in 2009 and subsequently became a formalized group in the fall of 2010. The Pro Bono Council is comprised of council leadership and student coordinators for each project who are selected as part of a competitive application process each year. 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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