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!

Information for practicing attorneys
UNC School of Law
Information for UNC Law students
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  Pro Bono newsletter 
North Carolina Bar Association
UNC Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program
    E-mail the Pro Bono Program

Copyright 1998 UNC Law Pro Bono Program
This site's address is http://www.unc.edu/~snovinsk/index.html.  It was last updated on 9/25/98.  For comments or questions about the site, e-mail kcochran@email.unc.edu

For more information about the UNC Law Pro Bono program, contact: 

UNC Law Pro Bono Program
Career Development & Placement Office
University of North Carolina School of Law
CB# 3380
Chapel Hill, N.C. 27599-3380
Tel: 919-962-5685/-7813
Fax: 919-9962-5684
Email: probono@unc.edu