September Pro Bono Newsletter
Interested in Helping Victims of Domestic Violence?: Attention all students who are interested in helping victims of domestic violence: Elon is working on setting up a 50-B Domestic Violence Protective Orders assistance program that will operate out of the Greensboro Courthouse. Students will assist victims of domestic violence with filling out their requests for a 50-B restraining order. Training will be provided to students before they enter the program. If you think you might be interested please email Mallory Horne or Molly Harris.
October brings National Pro Bono Celebration Week: Elon Law joins the American Bar Association in observance of National Pro Bono Celebration Week. The annual event, which runs from October 19-27, 2013, casts a national spotlight on pro bono efforts across the country. Many of Elon's events are highlighted below. If you would like more information, please contact the Pro Bono Board.
Pro Bono Week Celebratory Events: There are many exciting events scheduled at Elon during National Pro Bono Celebration Week. Some of the events include, but are not limited to:
Ask a Lawyer Walk-in Help Day-October 19: This is a great way for students to earn a few pro bono hours while interacting with attorneys and those in need. The event will be held at Elon Law on October 19, from 10:00am-2:00pm. We are looking for student volunteers for this event. If you would like to volunteer for a shift, or for the full day, please submit your sign up to Daniel Dziuban.
Pro Bono Public Interest Fair-October 21: There will be a pro bono/public interest fair on Monday, October 21, in the Commons from 11:30-1:00pm. Pro Bono and Public Interest partners and organizations from around the region will be in attendance to meet and network with students.
From the Client's Perspective Breakfast, October 22: Held from 8:00-9:00am, Students will be treated to breakfast while they hear the moving story of an individual who benefited from Elon Law student pro bono service.
Dessert, Dollars, and Sense: Debt Relief Through Public Service- October 23: Join Elon's own Lynette Lorenzetti from 12:00-1:00pm for dessert, while she demonstrates the ways student loan debt can be relieved though pro bono and public interest work.
...AND MANY MORE EVENTS TO COME!
2013-2014 Pro Bono Board Applicants: Applications for the 2013-2014 Pro Bono Board will be sent out on October 21, 2013. Any interested 1L or 2L students are welcome to apply. Please contact us with any preliminary questions.
Student Spotlight Recognition: Each month we like to recognize a student for their pro bono legal service work. If you would like to share your experience with pro bono and what it has meant to you, please let us know.
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