The Wills for Heroes event is run by the North Carolina Bar Association Young lawyers Division. The event is held multiple times a year at different cities around the state. This year at the Raleigh event we had Charlotte School of Law students volunteering. Charlotte Students helped attorneys prepare free estate planning documents for first responders and their spouses or significant others. Among these documents are Simple Wills, Health Care Power of Attorney, Durable Power of Attorney, and Living Wills.
The event was a success and the Bar Association was about to help out a large number of people who risk their lives daily to help others. Here is a picture of a few Charlotte School of Law students helping out!
Dear Returning Students,
The CSL Pro Bono Program is once again looking for up to eight (8) CSL Pro Bono Student Ambassadors for the 2014-15 Academic Year! These students will promote our CSL Pro Bono Program at the law school and within the greater Charlotte Community. Pro Bono Student Ambassadors will attend monthly planning meetings, speak on panels about their pro bono project experiences & execute program initiatives.
If interested, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with short interest statement no later than Friday, August 22, 2014 at 5pm. All selected students will be notified by the first day of Classes on Monday, August 25, 2014.
CSL Pro Bono Program
What an Experience!
Spending Spring Break in Biloxi, MS working with the Mississippi Center for Justice (“MCJ”) has been a great experience. Upon arriving to Biloxi, Mississippi on Sunday evening I was greeted by a beautiful beach view from the hotel with casinos and fine Biloxi dining in walking distance. For an area affected by a natural disaster (Hurricane Katrina) and a man-made Disaster (BP Oil Spill) Biloxi has a lot of great attractions to offer visitors.
Unfortunately, all good things must come to an end. Reflecting back on this amazing experience I cannot help but to think that I had the best of both worlds alternative Spring Break experience. From eating great food to evenings after work spent on the beach, but most of all the opportunity to work with MCJ attorneys and staff learning about how the Biloxi residence are still recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Katrina and the BP Oil spill.
On Friday, MCJ held a “Graduation” for the Charlotte Law Students. There, I had a chance to see the work that other students had done throughout the week on their tracks. Listening to student presentations I saw students who greatly appreciated the experience. Students spoke of how great of a guidance their supervising staff had been to them. Likewise, the MCJ staff expressed great appreciation to the students for the work that they had done.
Charlotte Law students have definitely had an impact on the MCJ and the MCJ has had an impact on the students.