From which law school did you graduate?

North Carolina Central University School of Law

Who is your employer?

North Carolina Central University School of Law

What is your job title?

Director of the Pro Bono Clinic

What do you love most about your job?

I like to think of my job as the trifecta: I get to educate, practice, and serve my community all at the same time. It is so motivating and inspiring to be able to help create opportunities to teach law students about their professional responsibility to give back and to show them by example.

How does the Pro Bono Resource Center help you do your work?

We love working with the Pro Bono Resource Center! We kicked off our alumni week in the spring with a Driver’s License Restoration Clinic. We had over 30 students participate, including some faculty and alumni. It was great to have everyone together modeling “truth and service”.

Why is pro bono important for law students?

Law students can help make the promise of “equal justice under law” a reality. Whether they are planning for a career in private practice or public service, through pro bono they will gain valuable professional experience, enhance their legal skills, and help meet a vital community need.

How can attorneys help with your pro bono program?

Attorneys can support the NCCU Law Pro Bono Clinic by submitting pro bono projects for which our law students can provide support. Our students are eager to gain practical legal experience while giving back and also learn about different practice areas, unique ways to give back, and network. Attorneys can submit projects at the link below.

Tell us about one of your favorite experiences in your role.

One of my favorite experiences in my role as the Director of the Pro Bono Clinic has been the student response and diligence with our Elder Law Project. Our Elder Law Project is one of the hallmarks of our clinic. We work with senior citizens of Durham to advise and draft basic wills and advance directives. The level of care, patience, and compassion displayed by the students to our clients has been inspiring. It says a lot about the type of lawyers they will become.