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The Pro Bono Week Celebration is a coordinated national effort to showcase the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the nation, its system of justice, its communities and, most of all, to the ever growing needs of this country's most vulnerable citizens. Although national in its breadth, this celebration provides an opportunity for local legal associations across the country to collaboratively commemorate the contributions of America's lawyers and also to recruit additional lawyers to meet the growing need legal services. Alabama's Celebrate Pro Bono Week is an opportunity for bar associations and attorneys across the state to plan events in recognition of individuals who currently do pro bono work and to encourage others to do the same.

"We are bound by a responsibility to use our unique skills and training - not just to advance cases, but to serve a cause; and to help our nation fulfill its founding promise of equal justice under law...The obligation of pro bono service must become a part of the DNA of both the legal profession and of every lawyer." Attorney General Eric Holder


Justice Bus to Bring Legal Services to Rural Communities

The Alabama State Bar is deploying "Justice Buses" across the state to deliver attorneys to rural areas for legal aid clinics. Justice Buses will be deployed out of Birmingham, Huntsville, Mobile and Montgomery.

The Montgomery Justice Bus will be launched from our law school on Wednesday, Oct. 24th at 9:45 with an expected return time of 1:00. The bus will go to Hayneville in Lowndes County Alabama for a legal aid clinic with a group of volunteer attorneys from the Montgomery County Bar. District Judge Adrian Johnson is helping to coordinate the event from Hayneville.

Please take part in the Justice Bus and provide valuable legal aid to those with limited means in Lowndes County.

Pro Bono Week CLE "Gideon Revived" Taught by the Honorable Sue Bell Cobb

The Honorable Sue Bell Cobb will be teaching a 1 hour CLE, titled "Gideon Revived." The event is from 11:30 a.m., to 1:30 p.m., on Thursday, October 25, at the Embassy Suites, in downtown Montgomery. The event will begin with a luncheon, at 11:30 a.m., and will be followed by the CLE. The event is FREE to alumni of Thomas Goode Jones School of Law.

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Public Interest
Informational Job Fair
October 22, 2012

sign from previous fair

At least sixteen agencies and/or organizations are scheduled to start the Pro Bono Week out by sharing with students about their work in service to others. Weather permitting, the "fair" will take place on the back lawn of the School of Law from 8:30 a.m. until noon. To keep the event festive, there will be balloons, free popcorn, cotton candy and hotdogs. There is still room for more employers, so register today if you would like to participate!

Registered groups thus far are: Alabama Appleseed, Alabama Citizens for Constitutional Reform, Alabama Disabilities Advocacy Program, Alabama River Alliance, Alabama Possible, Alabama State Bar’s Volunteer Lawyers Program, Birmingham Civil Rights Institute, Central Alabama Community Foundation, Child Protect, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Equal Justice Initiative, Family Sunshine Center, Impact Alabama, Legal Services, One Place, and Southern Poverty Law Center. For more information or to register as a participating organization, email Associate Dean of Student Services, Anita Hamlett, at ahamlett@faulkner.edu.

Schedule of Events
8/22 8:30am - 12pm Public Interest Fair

11:30am - 12:30pm

Leadership and Service Seminar

(Anthony Joseph, the President-Elect of the Alabama State Bar, Kitty Brown, President of the Alabama Young Lawyers and Kim Kelley, President of the Alabama Lawyer's Association will be talking to students about the valuable role of serving others and how it influenced their success in being a leader.

8/24 9:45am - 1pm

Justice Bus

(The Faulkner bus will go to Hayneville in Lowndes County Alabama for a legal aid clinic)


11:30am - 1:30pm

Pro Bono CLE

(Taught by the Honorable Sue Bell Cobb, "Gideon Revived," is a 1 hour CLE at the Embassy Suites)



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