Pro Bono Society Honors More than 200 Students for 2,000 Hours

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Date: 04/11/2012

The Albany Law School Pro Bono Society recognized more than 200 law students who volunteered approximately 2,050 hours of law-related service to low-income communities in Albany and nationwide at the Third Annual Pro Bono Society Recognition Ceremony. The event was held on Tuesday, April 10.

Current Albany Law School pro bono programs include:

  • Providing reentry resources to more than 300 prisoners released in the Capital Region
  • Tax assistance to more than 400 low-income families in Albany
  • Legal education workshops for low-income seniors and veterans
  • Conducting legal research for several leading civil rights organizations

The law school's Pro Bono Society has experienced a surge of growth over the past three years, in large part due to the hard work of former president Kendra Jenkins '12 and current co-presidents Waqar Sajid '13 and Gracja Nowak '13.

Additionally, the Pro Bono Society, a student-run group, continues to coordinate and develop new projects such as an in-house partnership with the Government Law Review that has created the U.S. Department of Justice Research Project, as well as a future partnership program with the prestigious Albany firm of Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, coming next year.