PSLawNet Celebrates Pro Bono!

In honor of the National Celebration of Pro Bono, October 24-30, 2010, the PSLawNet Blog will be highlighting the pro bono efforts of several of our subscriber schools across the country throughout the week.

Capital University Law School is launching a new Foreclosure Mediation Preparation Project in coordination with the National Pro Bono Week Celebration.  This pilot pro bono program was developed by Professor Margaret M. Cordray in response to the record growth in foreclosures filed in Ohio this year.  The mission of the program is to equip homeowners with the information and tools they need to prepare for foreclosure mediation.

Through this innovative new program, students will counsel homeowners by phone about what mediation is, what they can expect when they go to mediation, and how to prepare for mediation.

There has been an overwhelming response from Capital students willing to volunteer their time with the program.  More than 90 students have already signed up to donate pro bono hours to the program during the 2010-2011 academic year.

Thomas M. Cooley Law School and the Grand Rapids Bar Association co-sponsored a Wills and Powers of Attorney Workshop which offered general information regarding wills and POAs to underserved communities in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.   Additionally, for those attendees unable to afford an attorney a simple will and/or POA was drafted.

Utah Celebrates Pro Bono 2010 co-sponsored by the University of Utah S.J. College of Law, the Pro Bono Initiative, the Utah State Bar, and Utah Legal Services.  Watch the Utah 2010 Celebration Commercial.

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  1. Celebrating National Pro Bono Week: Why Law Students Should Volunteer Now | Laura Bergus said,

    October 29, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    […] Use the resources at your school to find out what you can do to help. (Here are some examples of schools doing it right, from PSLawNet.) […]

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