Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics,Service, and Professionalism at the Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Tampa Bay students kicked off a month-long celebration of giving back to the community through pro bono work and public service. The month began with a special Pro Bono Pledge Ceremony in which students gathered before the Honorable Catherine Peek McEwen, a United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Middle District of Florida and chair of the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit’s Pro Bono Committee, to learn about the importance of pro bono work and to pledge their commitment to making pro bono service a part of their law school and legal careers. Students learned not only about the rewarding feeling one gets by helping those who cannot afford to hire attorneys, but also about the benefits pro bono service provides to the court system and the role it plays in professional development.
By: Kim Brimm
A group of students from Tampa Bay BLSA Chapter volunteered at a local Boys and Girls Club
Association for Women Lawyers (FAWL) is a statewide organization that promotes gender equality and the advancement of women in the legal profession and community. It also focuses on furthering the common interest of its members by encouraging camaraderie and learning. As such, it extends its philosophy and services to law schools within the state.