Pro Bono Week
With the establishment of National Pro Bono Week in 2009, Cumberland School of Law was an original member partner with the Alabama State Bar taskforce to establish the event throughout the state. Representatives from Cumberland School of Law have chaired the Pro Bono Week committee, and the law school continues to take a large leadership role in the actives throughout the state. During National Pro Bono Week, the law school hosts at least three free clinics, which include wills and general needs clinics, that serve over 100 people. At these clinics, law students are paired with attorneys to perform legal work and act as witnesses. Pro Bono Week activities from the law school have been featured on the American Bar Association’s website to encourage other national bar members to volunteer their time. Although National Pro Bono week is one week in October, Cumberland School of Law takes the entire month to celebrate. In past years, the law school has hosted lecture series for students such as “Serving the Public Interest: How Law Students Can Impact the Needs of Our Community” and “A New Trial for a Death Row Inmate” featuring prominent speakers.
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