The Pro Bono Society allows students to work in small groups under the supervision of a community partner and the leadership of a student project director. The Pro Bono Program is governed by a student president and the executive board of the Pro Bono Society, who assist the pro bono coordinator in the day-to-day management of the Pro Bono Society's projects.
Each individual project is led by a student project director, who works closely with their community partner to develop their individual projects, delegate service assignments, and schedule and conduct trainings for student members. The community partner supervises students and works with the student project director to develop meaningful, appropriate and engaging service learning opportunities for projects members. Each project has a faculty advisor to assist the project directors in realizing their vision and meeting their goals. The pro bono coordinator provides institutional and program support to the Pro Bono Society and its projects.
The Pro Bono Society is constantly changing to reflect new student leaders' styles and personal interests, meet student participation demand, and reflect changing relationships with community partners.
Current service learning projects are:
If you are seeking pro bono legal services, please visit the Law Clinic & Justice Center or call 518-445-2328, or visit www.lawhelp.org/ny.