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Upcoming Events

Attorney General Open Government Summit

Orientation

Attorney General Open Government Summit

Orientation

Lawyers Without Rights Exhibit
JUL
30
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
RWU Law | Bristol, Rhode Island
17th Annual Rhode Island Attorney General Open Government Summit
JUL
31
8:30 am - 12:00 pm
RWU School of Law, Bristol, RI
Incoming Student Orientation
AUG
12
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Second Floor Atrium
Incoming Student Orientation
AUG
13
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Various Locations
Incoming Student Orientation
AUG
14
9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Various Locations


Forms

To receive credit for completion of the 50-Hour Pro Bono Experiential Learning Requirement, students must complete all required forms and submit them to the Feinstein Center by the required deadlines. Forms must be completed for each pro bono placement or project that the student intends to use towards their 50-hour requirement.

Steps for Completing the Pro Bono Requirement

Step

Form to Complete

Deadline

Select a placement from the List of Pre-Approved Placements on Symplicity or in the Feinstein Office and Apply to Placement

or

No form needed
Develop your own placement - Approval must be recieved prior to beginning service

Pre-Approval Form 

 

Meet with your supervisor to discuss work/project

Confirmation Agreement

 

Within 5 days of meeting

Work on Project

Student Evaluation, Journal, & Time Log 

 

Within 10 days of project completion 

Supervisor Evaluation

Supervisor Evaluation Form

 

Within 10 days of project completion

Student Responsibilities

Professionalism
Students should perform all pro bono work in a timely and professional manner.  If a student is unable to complete the work in a manner that is satisfactory to the supervisor, he or she should immediately inform the supervisor and the Associate Director of Pro Bono Programs.

Confidentiality
Students must maintain confidentiality for all work done on client cases. Their work should not be discussed with anyone other than the supervising attorney unless express permission is given by the supervisor.

Conflict of Interest
Students should discuss any potential conflicts of interest (based on previous or concurrent work that the student may be engaged in at another law office) with their supervising attorney at the outset of the pro bono placement.

Satisfactory Performance
If a student does not complete the pro bono work or project to the satisfaction of the supervisor and the Associate Director of Pro Bono Programs, the hours worked will not count toward the pro bono requirement.