University of Wisconsin–Madison

Pro Bono Program launches

Two volunteers offer legal advice to a veteran.

Founded on the principle that law is a service profession, the Pro Bono Program (formerly the University of Wisconsin Law School Pro Bono Partnership Project) launched as a pilot project in 2007. Its original structure involved pairing law students with Dane County attorneys to provide legal assistance in civil matters to persons otherwise unable to secure legal representation. Today, students participate in approximately two dozen projects, or they can create their own project subject to approval by the Pro Bono Program director. The Pro Bono Program oversees our Veterans Law Center (pictured), which opened in 2008.

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