Pro Bono Council celebrates national Pro Bono Week with online auction, other events

RALEIGH — Every October since 2009, legal organizations across America participate in the National Celebration of Pro Bono week (Oct. 23-29) to draw attention to the need for pro bono participation, and to thank those who give their time year round. This year, Campbell Law School’s Pro Bono Council (PBC) is hosting many events this week to promote pro bono efforts and to raise funds to support our needs.
The proceeds from this week will directly fund the 10 student-let pro bono projects, each ranging across various legal fields. “Our projects use these funds to draw students to interest meetings and trainings that in turn provide the local community with low/zero cost legal services,” says Brigette Kelly, Pro Bono Council director. “In addition to funding individual projects, the donations we receive this week will be helping to fund our multiple Spring events that will provide access to low-cost legal assistance across the entire state. With all that being said, we greatly appreciate your contribution and we hope you join us in the fun!”

The third Annual Pro Bono Auction is now LIVE! Click here to start your bidding on the many wonderful items we have available. The bidding is open now and ends Friday, Oct. 28, at 8 p.m. Winners of the items will be able to pick them up next week in the Pro Bono Council office in Room 302(B). Auction items include: 

  • Weekend Stay at Atlantic Beach
  • Chris Paul New Orleans Hornets Jersey
  • Autographed Seth Jarvis Picture
  • Priceless painting brought over from Ghana by Dean Leonard
  • Parking space on the top deck for one week of the winner’s choosing

And so much more including priceless lunches with multiple professors and gift cards to local restaurants all around Raleigh! 

On Tuesday, Oct. 25, PBC is hosting a Driver’s License Restoration Call Center in Room 416 from 12-1 p.m. During this lunch hour, participants will be contacting individuals who have received advice letters from the Pro Bono Resource Center to determine whether or not they were able to regain their driving privileges. Carolina Cafe is providing sandwiches and light desserts with chips and drinks provided by the Pro Bono Council. If you haven’t signed up yet, click here to get started and we look forward to seeing you there! 

Students or staff who wish to participate must first watch the training video in order to participate. 

  1. Here is the training audio recording from 10/18.

  2. Here is the link to the  volunteer case assignments.

  3. Here is the link to the client survey.

Looking ahead to Wednesday, Oct. 26, we will be hosting a Blood Connection blood drive, Kelly said. Each donor will receive a $10 gift card and additional proceeds will be given to support our student-let pro bono projects! Click here to pick a time that works best with your schedule! 

Thursday, Oct. 27, is a busy day for PBC! Please make your way over to Blend Smoothie (1908 Hillsborough St, Raleigh, NC 27607) to purchase a refreshing smoothie in between classes. Be sure to say you’re visiting their store for “Campbell Law Pro Bono Council” in order to have a percentage of the sale benefit our projects, Kelly said.

If you participate in the Blend percentage day, then you will automatically receive a ticket to enter the Haunted Hallway in the student offices located next to the commons. Students are also able to enter the Haunted Hallway by making a donation through this link but be sure to select “Law” and “Campbell Pro Bono Council” from the drop down menus when giving. SBA, Honor Court, PBC, Law Review and Law Observer offices will be decorated and students are able to trick-or-treat their way through the hallway. Feel free to wear a Halloween costume since there will be trick-or-treating! Maybe something spooky will be involved?!?

And finally, on Friday, Oct. 28 we will express our appreciation to everyone who has been involved with pro bono efforts, those who donated to help fund projects, and those learning about pro bono and excited to join the effort, Kelly added. “Please join PBC in the commons from 9am -12pm to get some Krispy Kreme coffee and donuts and talk about what an amazing week it has been!”

 Have any questions or want to join the pro bono effort? Email