Pro Bono Opportunity Focused on Interviewing Skills

Students will have the chance to focus on their client-interviewing skills during a pro bono and volunteer opportunity planned during Thanksgiving Week.

The UALR William H. Bowen School of Law will partner with Wallace, Martin, Duke and Russell to participate in the Sixteenth Annual Greater Little Rock Thanksgiving Outreach from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 26 in the Hall of Industry on the state fairgrounds in Little Rock (2600 Howard Street).

At this event, a Thanksgiving meal is served to homeless people and inner-city families. Attorneys from the Wallace firm, the Center for Arkansas Legal Services, and the Pulaski County Bar Association will offer free legal advice to attendees who have legal questions. In addition, Pulaski County District Judge Wayne Gruber will conduct a homeless court at this event; student volunteers are needed to help the attorneys who provide legal advice and to assist Gruber with the homeless court.

To volunteer, contact Terry Harrison by Nov. 22. This event is open to all law students, and no prior experience is necessary. Volunteers are not required to stay for the entire event.

In conjunction with this event, Professor Suzanne Penn, a supervising attorney in the Bowen Legal Clinic, will offer a training session on client-interviewing skills at noon Nov. 22 in Room 515. This training is not required to participate in the outreach event.

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