Campbell Law School’s Pro Bono Council is celebrating National Pro Bono Week, Oct. 25-29, with a variety of events including virtual trivia, the North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Pro Bono Student Summit and a star-studded lunch pro bono expert guest panel.
The panel event entitled, “What Are Your Superpowers? Using your legal skills to help people in your community,” is set for noon on Wednesday, Oct. 27. Campbell Law alumni Nisel Desai ’18, incoming counsel for Metabolon Inc., and Richard Waugaman ’12, director of the Gailor Family Law Litigation Clinic, will be featured along with Wake Forest Law alumnus Sarah Saint of Brooks Pierce.
Lunch from Sam Jones BBQ will be provided, courtesy of Brooks Pierce, to the first 40 students who registered in advance, according to Tiqeece Brown ’23, assistant director of the Pro Bono Council .
“We all have superpowers and are skilled at different things,” Brown said. “Those unique gifts/superpowers can help cover services in a multitude of ways to people who cannot afford it otherwise.”
The panel’s focus will emphasize why Pro Bono services are so important for practicing attorneys, law students and the community at large, Brown added.
“The service and practical aspects for preparing students for Pro Bono work will assist in understanding the plights of others and advance interpersonal skills. Service is the rent we pay for living on this Earth. We are not meant to be human doings, but rather human beings.”
To learn more about Campbell Law’s Pro Bono Council visit this link.