UW Law School Pro Bono Program

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. 

New 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

September Trainings

Click here for more info on these opportunities 

Bankruptcy Pro Bono Project - Friday, September 11 in Lubar Commons (Rm 7200) from 9am to 12pm. RSVP here
CASA - Wednesdays, September 2 through October 7, from 5:30 to 7:30pm. Please contact Kelsey Telega at kelsey@danecountycasa.org for an application.

Housing Advice Clinic (Legal Action) - Friday, September 18 in Lubar from 9am to 12pm. Please contact Erica Lopez at ekl@legalaction.org to sign up. 

Veterans Law Center - Thursday, September 17 in Lubar Commons (Rm 7200) from 12 - 1pm. RSVP here. 

Wills for Heroes

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.

Delavan Fire and Rescue Department
Saturday, September 19
9 am to 4 pm
RSVP here

New Berlin Fire Department 
Saturday, October 3
9 am to 4 pm
RSVP here.  

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