College of Law Celebrates Pro Bono Week
The College of Law’s Pro Bono Advisory Board held its annual Pro Bono Week from January 29 to February 2. During the week, the Advisory Board held a panel discussion, pro bono fair, and conducted an educational campaign about pro bono service.
The panel discussion featured five Syracuse-area attorneys who are leaders in pro bono service. They discussed the importance of pro bono work to the community, to employers and the student’s personal and professional development. The panelists included: Liz Conger (Legal Services of CNY), Gregory Dewan (Hiscock Legal Aid Society), Jillian McGuire (Mackenzie Hughes), Samantha Aguam (Volunteer Lawyers Project), and Colleen Gibbons L’17 (Bousquet Holstein).
The student-run Pro Bono Advisory Board hosted a “Pro Bono Fair” to showcase 13 local pro bono opportunities, offered with the help of Volunteer Lawyers Project, Hiscock Legal Aid Society, and Legal Services of CNY.
In addition, an eye-catching educational campaign was prominently displayed on the College’s video message boards to further deliver the message of the importance of pro bono work.