Upcoming Events and Trainings
***Remember, you must complete the online Ethics Course prior to to commencing training for, or volunteering at, your placement. Any hours you may have earned prior to completing the ethics course cannot be counted toward Pro Bono Society membership. Details about the requirement and the course itself can be found here.
Through the Wisconsin Wills for Heroes Program, volunteer lawyers, students and support personnel participate in clinics scheduled for first responder organizations around the state. At these events, volunteer lawyers and students prepare wills and other estate planning documents free of charge for eligible first responders and their spouses or domestic partners. Interested students should register as witnesses for the morning, afternoon, or both. Students who are notaries in Wisconsin may register for either a notary or witness slot.
Racine Police Department
Saturday, October 25
9 am to 4 pm
Madison Police Department
Saturday, November 8
9 am to 4 pm
"The Pro Bono Program is an excellent resource available to the
students here at the University of Wisconsin. It provided me with a
great opportunity to obtain real world experience beyond the lessons
learned in the classroom, writing memos, reviewing expert testimony,
providing research in a capital case, and assisting valued members of
the community to prepare their wills. This can be especially helpful to
students who do not have time outside of school and family to pursue a
full-time internship. A key part of our role as future lawyers is to
help people, and the Pro Bono Program helps you do just that."