为什么无偿?

Pro bono service offers an outlet for students to serve the 社区 with a focus on law-related needs. 学生s apply what they learn in class to ongoing projects under the supervision of licensed attorneys. Projects offer students practical experience while helping members of the public who may not otherwise have access to legal assistance. 在他们的经验, students work alongside and network with practicing lawyers, 让他们接触各种实践领域.

In 2010, the North Carolina State Bar adopted Model Rules of Professional Conduct Rule 6.1, 志愿公益性公共服务, which states in part: “Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay. A lawyer should aspire to render at least (50) hours of pro bono public legal services per year.”

To assist lawyers in fulfilling their professional obligations under Rule 6.1, 北卡罗来纳州酒吧公益资源中心 was established to help develop pro bono projects statewide in partnership with Legal Aid organizations and 社区 organizations. The Center also supports existing pro bono activities including recruitment, 培训, and communication and implement voluntary pro bono reporting and recognition programs statewide.

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请访问银河游戏app的 报告你的工作时间 page to learn more about how student involvement in pro bono is recognized at 伦的法律.

什么是公益性服务?

Pro bono service is designed to meet the legal needs of underrepresented 组. 这类工作的例子包括:慈善事业, 宗教, 公民, 社区, 政府, 健康, or educational organizations working to address the needs of persons of disadvantaged or limited means; individuals, 组, or organizations seeking to secure or protect civil rights, civil liberties or public rights; or activities seeking to improve the law, 法律体系, 或者法律职业.

Eligible pro bono work is uncompensated work completed for a nonprofit organization that otherwise could not afford legal services without significantly depleting its financial resources; a government program, such as the Guardian ad Litem program or a public defender’s office; or a private attorney representing a client on a no-fee basis. 工作必须是合法的或与法律相关的, requiring the utilization of legal skills developed in preparation for a career in law.

对于这些目的, competing or assisting (coaching undergraduates or other advisory roles) in mock trial competitions is not pro bono work. 进一步, work provided for government entities does not qualify as pro bono work unless the service is designed to meet the needs of the aforementioned 组.

Hours logged for projects/programs such as the Innocence Project and Tax Clinic count as pro bono hours. Training required to undertake the pro bono placement, 不包括一般团体和利益会议, 也算是公益性工作. 然而, 训练时间才算, the skills learned during those sessions must be put into practice, and active involvement with the project is anticipated. 完成实习工作的时间, 类诊所, 校外实习, or program which go beyond the number of required hours, 符合公益服务的定义, 可以算作公益工作吗.

NOTE: If a student receives any financial compensation, 包括公共利益津贴, the hours performed cannot be counted as pro bono hours. Pro bono service hours completed beyond the number of hours required to fulfill the commitment for the stipend can count as pro bono. If the stipend does not specify an hourly requirement, the 办公室的职业 & 学生发展 should be consulted for further clarification.

Governmental work, including but not limited to District Attorney’s office, U.S. Attorney’s Office, and judicial clerkships, do not count as pro bono work. While these are excellent public interest opportunities, they do not satisfy the requisite service to an individual or group who would otherwise have access to legal help, 公益性工作需要什么.

Pro bono projects that you have personally arranged may count toward your total pro bono hours; it does not have to be a project arranged through the law school to qualify! 然而, students who arrange their own pro bono projects are encouraged to verify with the administration that their project does meet the definition of pro bono prior to beginning work. Any questions can be directed to the 办公室的职业 & 学生发展.

学生 & 校友对公益性服务的看法

帕特尔头像“公益性工作是银河游戏app业务的基石. From my time at 伦的法律, pro bono work and giving back to our 社区 was an emphasis. 随着我事业的发展, I realize how important pro bono work is critical to our 社区. The opportunities are endless and no matter what time you can give, there is always a need. Whether you are fluent in Spanish and assist the NC Justice Center for their clinics, 你是被虐待的监护人 & 你们国家被忽视的孩子, or you volunteer for the North Carolina Bar Foundation 4ALL Day the first Friday in March each year, you take referrals from our local Legal Aid of NC office, or participate with the NCBF’s Free Legal Answers – there is an avenue for you to use your legal knowledge & 回馈社会,造福社会.”

——Manisha帕特尔2011届毕业生