Pro-Donor, Albany Law School’s unique student-run fundraising model for the Pro Bono Society at Albany Law School, has partnered with LexisNexis to help fund the Pro Bono Society program. In addition to providing fundraising opportunities to students, LexisNexis is also providing integrated trainings for each of the 13 separate pro bono projects available to Albany Law students and will host all of the Pro Bono Society’s materials and trainings on the LexisNexis BlackBoard system. “This new partnership between Pro-Donor and LexisNexis not only provides additional support and fundraising opportunities to further expand the pro bono opportunities at Albany Law School, but it also makes our trainings and materials more accessible to students and environmentally friendly,” explained Daniel Rubin ‘12, president of Pro-Donor initiative. Rubin, Waqar Sajid ‘13 and Tom McCormick ’14 have been working alongside Aaron Eberle from LexisNexis for several months to develop this new venture and brainstorm ideas on how to involve LexisNexis with the Pro Bono Society. “We have come up with some pretty creative ideas,” noted Sajid, the new vice president of operations for the Pro Bono Society. One of the planned events is the Pro-Donor/LexisNexis Movie Trivia Night. According to Sajid, “the game will be just like regular trivia only instead of regular questions we will show clips from famous legal movies and television shows and the participants will use LexisNexis to determine if the actors were actually following the law, or just making it up.” This event is tentatively scheduled for the middle of the spring 2012 semester. In the mean time, “there are plenty of other ways to get involved and leverage the support LexisNexis has pledged to the program,” said McCormick, Pro-Donor’s new vice president. All students can now donate their LexisNexis rewards points to Pro-Donor directly through LexisNexis’s online point redemption system. For every 230 reward points students donate, LexisNexis has pledged $4.00 to the Pro Bono Society. As an added incentive, every time a student donates 230 points they will be entered into a raffle for a free Albany Law School parking pass worth $300.00. Students can also complete a 10-minute online training exercise to get a chance to win a $200.00 Southwest Airlines gift card and, as an added bonus on behalf of every student who completes the exercise, LexisNexis will donate $2.00 to the Pro Bono Society. “The support provided by Pro-Donor has allowed us to expand the pro bono opportunities available to students and better serve our community,” said Kendra Jenkins ‘12, Pro Bono Society president.
Students who are interested in the program should contact Daniel Rubin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Tom McCormick at email@example.com to sign up or get more information. The Pro Bono Society will be hosting a Pro Bono Kick-Off Reception in honor of National Pro Bono Week on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the student lounge adjacent to the cafeteria in the 1928 Building. All students are cordially invited to join the society for free food and drinks, and for the kick off of another impressive and action-packed year for the Albany Law School Pro Bono Society.
Contact Kendra Jenkins at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on the Pro Bono Society.