| Welcome to the web site
for the Pro Bono Program at the University
of North Carolina School of Law.
This program matches law students with
practicing attorneys across the state to work on cases that the attorneys
have taken for free or reduced rates. Working on Pro Bono projects gives
students valuable hands-on experience while helping attorneys to take on
cases that they might not otherwise have the resources to do. Most
importantly, it provides clients with high-quality, low-cost legal representation.
In its first year of operation (1997-98),
the Pro Bono Program filled more than 120 placements with attorneys in
private practice, non-profits and North Carolina's Legal Services organizations.
UNC Law students performed more than 1060 hours of work in these placements.
Two received certificates from the School of Law and the North
Carolina Bar Association for performing more than 75 hours of pro bono
work, and several more are expected to receive certificates this year.
The Pro Bono Program operates mainly
from August to November and January to April, but provides services on
a more limited basis during other times of the year. For more information,
we encourage you to explore our website and to contact
us for more information. Thanks, and welcome!