2012 Spring reception message from Dean Miles:
Dear CUA Pro Bono Community,
It is a pleasure to watch with amazement and admiration all that you have done and continue to do on behalf of other people.
You inform families of their right to shelter and educate consumers about good credit practices. You assist low-income workers seeking unpaid wages, observe hearings to ensure that survivors of violence and torture are fully heard and donate your legal skills to victims of disaster. I could list dozens of examples but the point remains the same: you give of yourselves, the most precious gift of all.Today’s reception is a well-deserved thank you to the more than 100 students who have participated in the Pro Bono Program to date, as well as to members of the faculty, staff, alumni and organizations who support our effort. Just as your pro bono work changes the lives of others for the better, so too does it change yours. You have learned the value of commitment to service, even in the face of your busy schedules packed with academics, student group involvement and other extracurricular activities.
Collectively, our pro bono service is a “win” for all. It helps you to become better legal professionals, helps to strengthen the law school’s relationship with the local community, and creates new bridges for our wonderful alumni to stay engaged with our students. Above all, your work helps those who need it most. Our community of givers has always stepped forward to help, to meet a need, to redress an injustice. I am very proud of all of you — you are truly the best face of CUA Law.
Dean Veryl Miles