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December 22, 2010

New website connects pro bono lawyers and students

The Oregon State Bar and Oregon Law, along with Lewis & Clark Law School, and Willamette University College of Law, recently unveiled a new tool to support lawyers who provide pro bono services to clients and to give law students an additional venue for working with practicing attorneys. ORprobonostudent.net connects lawyers handling pro bono matters with law students who can provide pro bono help. Lawyers from across the state and students from Oregon’s three law schools all have access to the website.

The site is user-friendly for both lawyers and law students. Lawyers describe the help they need by area of law, then answer a series of questions including the level of law student preferred, special skills needed, and project deadline. Law students can access the site by contacting their career services office for a password.

Questions and tips about the new website can be directed to Pro Bono Coordinator for the Oregon State Bar Catherine Petrecca.

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