Pro Bono Week 2012

It’s that time of year again and your help is needed. Cumberland School of Law will host three clinics during Pro Bono Week 2012 (October 21-27).

Can you commit to at least one 2-hour slot for one of the clinics?

This is a great opportunity to interact with the community and with volunteer attorneys. The law school will have laptops for law students with software loaded to prepare clients Wills, Power of Attorney and Advanced Directives. Law students will sit with the attorneys and interview the clients and assist in drafting the documents. Law students will also need to act as a witness for those documents.

For the past three years, Cumberland School of Law led the state in Pro Bono Week activities, which could not have been accomplished without the help of law students. 

Celebrate Pro Bono Week with these 2012 Activities:
Sept. 27 – 11 a.m. to noon: Speaker Forum “Serving the Public Interest: How Law Students Can Impact the Needs of Our Community”

Oct.4 – 11 a.m. to noon: Speaker – J.S. Christie, Jr., Partner, Bradley Arant Bolt Cummings “A New Trial for a Death Row Inmate”

Oct. 16: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Free Senior Citizen Wills Clinic Homewood Senior Center
Oct. 23: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Free Senior Citizen Wills Clinic Gardendale Civic Center
Oct. 24: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Senior Citizen Wills Clinic Fairfield Senior Center
Oct. 25: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.: General Legal Clinic at Pleasant Grove United Methodist Church 

Email with times that you can help and for more information.

(Sponsored by Cumberland School of Law & Alabama State Bar Association)
Wills CLE – available online (approved for 1-hour MCLE credit)
Attorneys volunteering for the Senior Wills Clinics can take a free 1 hour CLE on estate planning. To request access to the link and retrieve the password, email

Cumberland Public Interest & Community Service Organization will be in the breezeway of the law school and the law library the week of Oct. 8th from Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with more information about upcoming Pro Bono Week activities.

Cassandra Adams, director of Cumberland’s Community Mediation Center and Public Interest Project, is featured on the ABA’s Pro Bono website at the following link Ms. Adams is located on the second row second from the right.

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