Attention ALL Students:
We have two new policies going into effect on July 1, 2015. Please read below for more information. There will be no exceptions to these policies.
1) We will only count 100 hours per opportunity towards the special recognition for graduating 3Ls with 150 or more hours every May. This means that you cannot get all 150 hours from the same opportunity and qualify for this special recognition. The hours over 100 will still count for the Pro Bono Society but after 100 hours they will not count towards the special recognition. To give an example, someone completing 100 hours with XYZ Opportunity and 50 hours with TUV Opportunity will qualify, someone completing 150 hours with XYZ Opportunity will not qualify unless they complete another 50 hours at a different opportunity or opportunities.
2) In order to encourage timely and accurate reporting of hours, something that will be vital as an attorney, we will now have hours due according to the following schedule:
Hours completed January - April will be due by May 31
Hours completed May - August will be due by September 30, and
Hours completed September - December will be due by January 31
Upcoming Events and Trainings
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.
Hollandale Fire Department
Saturday, June 27
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."