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A Call to Public Interest Law

Published: Apr 16th, 2012

The ABA recommends that each lawyer render at least fifty hours of pro bono work per year. Specific requirements are listed as to the type of work that qualifies as pro bono. However, compassionate lawyers and law students are needed to answer the call to public service if we are to meet the needs of those in society who require legal assistance but cannot afford it.

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The Importance of pro bono legal services in safeguarding immigrants’ access to justice

The Importance of pro bono legal services in safeguarding immigrants’ access to justice

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Marianna Tuninskaya Public Interest Law Fellow “To what greater object, to what greater character, can we aspire as lawyers than to assist the helpless and friendless in a worthy […]

Reforming Florida’s schools

Reforming Florida’s schools

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Octavio Simoes-Ponce Public Interest Law Fellow Before starting my fellowship placement with Southern Legal Counsel (SLC), my concept of “constitutional law” was mostly a federal one. This was unfortunate […]

Helping the indigent by fellowship

Helping the indigent by fellowship

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Lamar Miller Public Interest Law Fellow As a Florida Bar Foundation Public Interest Law Fellow, I assisted the staff attorneys at Three Rivers Legal Services. At my work site, […]

The long road back: Florida Institutional Legal Services providing help to those that most people forget

The long road back: Florida Institutional Legal Services providing help to those that most people forget

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Vanessa Goodwin Public Interest Law Fellow Prior to coming to law school, the criminal justice system was a very simple concept to me. If a person committed a crime, […]

Trouble for teens

Trouble for teens

Published: Apr 18th, 2011

By Miredys Gonzalez Public Interest Law Fellow The Florida Bar Foundation Public Interest Law Fellowship allowed me to work at the Juvenile Division of the offices of the public defender. […]

News Briefs – March 29, 2010

Published: Mar 29th, 2010

Students receive book awards for academic excellence Students, faculty and friends of the law school gathered in the Chesterfield Smith Ceremonial Classroom March 26 to honor book award recipients for […]