RALEIGH – Campbell Law School will participate in the National Pro Bono Celebration, Oct. 22-28. Throughout the week, the Campbell Law Pro Bono Council will host five events designed to highlight and promote pro bono services.
“We hope that joining in the National Celebration of Pro Bono will highlight what Campbell Law students are doing to meet the increasing need for pro bono services in the community and encourage others to get involved,” said Campbell Law Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities Monica Webb.
Campbell Law’s slate of events throughout the week includes:
* Pro Bono Fair – Monday, Oct. 23, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Pope Foyer
Speak with students and community partners about the pro bono opportunities available at Campbell Law. Food provided.
* Pro Bono Council Breakfast Social – Tuesday, Oct. 24, 8-10 a.m. – Student Commons
Stop by for a light breakfast and meet the Pro Bono Council to find out more about how you can get involved in the group’s mission and projects.
* Pro Bono Attorney Panel – Wednesday, Oct. 25, noon-1 p.m. – Room 308
Engage in dialogue with a panel of private attorneys about their experience with pro bono service and learn how to get involved and utilize your skills as a lawyer to serve others. Food provided.
* Domestic Violence Advocacy Project – Thursday, Oct. 26, 3:30-7 p.m. – Room 105
Legal Aid of North Carolina will present How to Represent a Survivor of Domestic Violence in a 50B Protective Ordering Hearing, featuring A View from the Bench with Wake County Judges Margaret Eagles and Louis Meyer. Online registration is required via this clickable link. The event includes 3 hours of CLE credit for attendees, pending final approval. Dinner provided.
* Public Interest Student Panel – Friday, Oct. 27, noon-1 p.m. – Room 311
A panel of current Campbell Law students will discuss their involvement in public interest law projects throughout their time at Campbell Law. Lunch provided.
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 leadership organization in 2010. Now 12 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.