This past year, much of our world was operating "virtually," and pro bono opportunities were no exception. Nearly all of the legal service providers that typically welcome law student pro bono volunteers changed how they operate. Catholic Law students; however, adapted, rose to the challenge, and embraced Catholic Law's mission of service. They recognized the legal needs of our neighbors are greater than ever. They trained and volunteered online. They created a new initiative, Law Students Protect the Vote. When they couldn't travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico, they still spent their spring break helping Catholic Charities provide immigration legal services. By the end of the year, 125 students were on the Pro Bono Honor Roll. While in law school they had contributed a total of 17,694 hours of pro bono—a new school record!
To learn more about Catholic Law's Pro Bono Program and how to get involved, contact Kiva Zytnick at firstname.lastname@example.org.