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KU and Washburn law students come together to support pro bono programs

Wednesday, October 2, 2019   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Meg Wickham
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KU and Washburn law students come together to support pro bono programs

Fifteen teams are ready to duke it out for the title of Law School Trivia Champions.
The event places teams from both Kanas law schools in a trivia competition that is designed to bring awareness to the need for pro bono volunteers. The Kansas Bar Association is hosting the event which benefits pro bono programs at Kansas Legal Services.

All teams are sponsored by people and organizations in the legal community. In addition, Kansas businesses have provided prizes for the event. Kansas University School of Law and Washburn University School of Law are gold sponsors for the event. To see a full list of sponsors, visit https://www.ksbar.org/event/LawSchoolTrivia2019

“Investing in student teams now helps our pro bono program in the future. Getting law students involved early and encouraging pro bono participation while they're still in school helps instill the desire to perform pro bono work later in their career,” explained Christine Campbell, Statewide Director of Pro Bono Programs at Kansas Legal Services.

Kansas Legal Services serves all 105 counties with 11 field offices across the state. With 42 attorneys, KLS is among the largest law firms in Kansas.  Each KLS attorney has over 8,500 Kansans eligible for legal aid, a total of 360,000 in poverty.

The trivia event is intended to encourage law students to start considering ways they can offer help to those who cannot afford an attorney. The event is in October to coincide with a national emphasis on the need for pro bono during Celebrate Pro Bono Week October 20-26. The national initiative provides an opportunity for legal organizations across the country to collaboratively commemorate the important contributions of America's lawyers and to recruit and train the many additional volunteers required to meet the growing demand. www.probono.net/celebrateprobono.

The Law School Trivia Challenge will kick off at 6:30 at the Historic Harley Davidson in Topeka. Leading up to the event, student teams have provided team photos to get teams geared up for the rivalry between law schools - that ultimately benefits pro bono programs in Kansas. 

Comments...

Robert R. Hiller Jr says...
Posted Friday, October 4, 2019
Great event....and all for a good cause !