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Pro Bono Honors Program

Faculty and Staff Application

Eligibility

Faculty

Any UW law faculty are eligible to participate in the Pro Bono Honors Program. Faculty need not necessarily be licensed in the State of Washington.

Staff

Any UW law staff are eligible to participate in the Pro Bono Honors Program. Non-attorneys can perform community service instead of providing legal assistance.

How to Participate

  1. Log your Pro Bono hours by the hour. You will need to complete 30 hours between April 1, 2013 and March 31, 2014.
  2. Email Aline Carton-Listfjeld , no later than April 24, 2014, and indicate the following:
    • Whether you are providing pro bono legal assistance or community service (for non-attorneys only)
    • A brief description of your volunteer work
    • The name of the organization
    • The approximate dates and hours of your pro bono service

Recognition

All Pro Bono Honors Participants receive a cool t-shirt

Faculty

  • Faculty who report a minimum of 30 legal service hours* will receive a Pro Bono Honors Certificate
  • The faculty member who reports the most pro bono hours that year will receive special recognition with a Pro Bono Faculty of the Year Award

Staff

Pro Bono Legal Assistance

  • Staff who report a minimum of 30 legal service hours* will receive a Pro Bono Honors Certificate
  • The staff member who reports the most pro bono hours that year will receive special recognition with a Pro Bono Staff of the Year Award

Community Service

  • Non-attorney staff members who report a minimum of 30 community service hours will receive a Community Volunteer Honors Certificate
  • The non-attorney staff member who reports the most community service hours that year will receive special recognition with a Community Volunteer of the Year Award

*Examples of legal services include providing direct legal assistance and representation to low-income clients, providing legal support and advice to a non-profit public interest legal organization such as drafting amicus briefs, pleadings, legal memoranda, and/or serving on a non-profit board providing legal support and advice. Faculty/staff need not necessarily be licensed in the State of Washington to participate in the program.

Last updated 3/17/2014