In accordance with broader School of Law and University efforts to halt the spread of COVID-19, the Pro Bono Program is suspending the promotion, sponsorship, and hosting of in-person pro bono events, both on- and off-campus.
We are aware that this will impact students’ ability to satisfy their community service requirements. To allow for gatherings and service events to restart, the deadline for submitting service hours will also be postponed. First-year students expecting to complete the 29 credit hours of the first-year curriculum this spring will now have until October 1, 2020 to complete the 10-hour community service requirement. Second-year students expecting to complete 60 credit hours this spring or summer will also have until October 1, 2020 to complete the 20-hour community service requirement. Note that at least five (5) of those hours are required to be law-related, as defined in the Student Handbook.
We will continue to evaluate conditions and review this extension as events dictate. With questions or concerns, please contact Greg Zlotnick, Director of Pro Bono Programs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Mary’s University School of Law offers a number of pro bono opportunities for students wishing to volunteer their time and gain exposure to various practice areas.
Students participating in these programs perform important work, providing much needed help to members of their community.
In addition, students who meet certain criteria may be recognized during their graduation ceremony.
For more information on pro bono activities, and for information regarding careers in public interest law, please contact Pro Bono Supervisor and Staff Attorney, Gregory Zlotnick.
Note: The St. Mary’s University School of Law Pro Bono Program does not provide legal representation to the general public. The Clinical Program, which accepts a limited number of cases in specific practice areas for qualified individuals, can be contacted by calling 210-431-2596. Please be advised that Clinical Program staff conducts an income and asset screening prior to providing information, advice, referral or representation.