Pro Bono Opportunities

Pro Bono Society - Will You Be Inducted This Year? Submit All Hours or a Plan by April 1

Students with 50+ or 120+ pro bono hours recorded in their pro bono account by April 1, will receive an invitation to the Pro Bono Society Induction Ceremony scheduled for Friday, April 27, 4:00-5:30 p.m. in the Lubar Center. Students who plan to complete 50+ or 120+ hours by the end of the semester (Saturday, May 19) should communicate that plan to Dean Schultz no later than April 1. The plan should be specific, e.g. “I have six shifts scheduled at the House of Peace before May 19 and will therefore have 50+ hour by graduation.” If you need help making a plan to complete your goal, please contact Dean Schultz.

Members of the Pro Bono Society wear an honor cord for service at the Law School Hooding Ceremony and the all-University Commencement Ceremony.

Contact: Angela Schultz

Additional Students Needed for MVLC on Thursdays

The MVLC is seeking additional students for the Thursday brief legal advice clinic at the Milwaukee Justice Center (within walking distance). Even students who need to arrive late for or leave early from the 1:45 to 4:00 shift, are welcome. It's not too late to train for the MVLC, if you haven't done so already. Watch the online training, or email to sign up for shifts!

Contact: Mindy Schroeder

Need Spring Pro Bono Hours? The Estate Planning Clinic Needs You!

The MVLC Estate Planning Clinic is urgently looking for students to fill shifts on Tuesdays from 4-6 p.m. in April. Shifts on Mondays from 4-6 p.m. are also available in late May and June. You will conduct a scripted client phone interview 1-2 weeks before the client appointment and attend the appointment.

Sign up for shifts here (Choose the Spring 2018 tab at the bottom of the spreadsheet to see April openings or the Summer 2018 tab to see May/June openings.)

Contact: Marisa Zane

Do You Have Hidden Pro Bono Hours?

Could you have hours that meet the pro bono definition and have never been recorded? This would include any time that was spent doing work that was 1) primarily legal in nature, 2) not for pay or credit, 3) supervised by a licensed attorney, and 4) of service to underserved individuals or groups, those with barriers to equal access to justice, or for an organization whose mission is to serve the same. Perhaps the excess hours you performed for a Hammership meet this definition. Please report any previously unreported hours directly into your pro bono account. Students seeking admission to the Pro Bono Honor Society this year should record all hours by April 1. 

Contact: Angela Schultz

Seeking Student Coordinator for MVLC Estate Planning Clinic

One law student coordinator position is available for the Summer 2018 session of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic Estate Planning Clinic.

The Estate Planning Clinic prepares wills, powers of attorney, and living wills for clients by appointment at the Milwaukee County Veterans’ Service Office and House of Peace. The student coordinator will work with the Public Interest Law Fellow and Estate Planning Clinic student volunteers to facilitate appointments at House of Peace beginning May 14, 2018. 

This is a great opportunity to learn about estate planning and gain leadership experience. You earn pro bono hours as a student coordinator. Read the full student coordinator position description and instructions to apply here.

Contact: Marisa Zane