Celebrate Pro Bono Week

National Celebration of Pro Bono

The UW Law School Pro Bono Program was an enthusiastic participant in the American Bar Association’s annual Celebrate Pro Bono Week. We used the week to spread awareness of the need for pro bono services in our community and opportunities to get involved. Learn more about local and national events below and contact us to get involved!

Events At the University of Wisconsin Law School

UW Law School Pro Bono Society Celebration
Wednesday, October 24th and Thursday, October 25th, 11:00AM to 2:00PM
Law School Atrium

As part of the annual National Pro Bono Celebration, the University of Wisconsin Law School Pro Bono Program coordinated its second annual Pro Bono Society Celebration. This year, Pro Bono Program staff served cake to law students to celebrate student participation in the Pro Bono Program, raised awareness about the importance of providing pro bono legal services, and highlighted current volunteer opportunities.

In early September 2011, the University of Wisconsin Law School Pro Bono Program appealed for the establishment of a Pro Bono Society to recognize the outstanding efforts of UW law students participating in pro bono service during their tenure at law school. Dean Margaret Raymond and the faculty subsequently approved the creation of this society, and all students now have the opportunity to be inducted after completing 50 hours of pro bono service.

External Pro Bono Celebration Events

Go Casual for Justice
Monday October 22 - Friday October 26 , 2012

By: State Bar of Wisconsin
Location: Madison, WI
Contact: Jeff Brown
State Bar of Wisconsin
Website: www.wisbar.org

As part of the annual National Pro Bono Celebration, the State Bar of Wisconsin Pro Bono Program is coordinating its second annual Go Casual for Justice fundraiser. This year, the event will benefit the Public Interest Legal Services Fund at the Wisconsin Trust Account Foundation. Together, we can help raise awareness of the importance of providing equal justice for all and help provide vital financial support for the organizations on the front lines or making equal justice a reality.

Pro Bono Recognition Luncheon
Tuesday, October 23, 2012

By: Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: United States Courthouse and Federal Building
517 E. Wisconsin Avenue Milwaukee, WI
Questions? Contact: Katy Borowski
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Website: edwba.org

The Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association is hosting its second annual Pro Bono Recognition Luncheon on October 23, 2012. Attorneys who have completed pro bono requests from the court over the past year will be recognized and honored at this luncheon with the judges of the Eastern District.

The American Bar Association-sponsored National Pro Bono Celebration Week is October 21 - 27, 2012. Please join us in thanking the following attorneys who have shown they are committed to pro bono work in the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Coalition of Access to Legal Resources (CALR) Meeting and Celebration Luncheon
Thursday October 25 , 2012
Marquette University Law School
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Marquette University Law School Conference Center
1215 W. Michigan Street
Milwaukee, WI

Please join us for a celebratory CALR meeting this month! In recognition of National Pro Bono Celebration week, we look forward to hosting you for lunch, mingling, and to share updates about Marquette Law School's pro bono initiatives.

Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson Recognizes Pro Bono Efforts of Law Students and Attorneys

Click here to read Chief Justice Abrahamson's column.

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