What is the mission of the Legal Services Society?
The mission of the Legal Services Society (LSS) is to create, through hands-on experience, a socially conscious network of students, faculty and alumni at the Columbus School of Law, each of whom are imbued with a commitment and desire to fulfill the professional obligation of providing full services to individuals whose needs, legal or otherwise, are unmet.
All students who pledge and complete at least 30 hours of pro bono work throughout their law school career shall be recognized at graduation for their accomplishment. Although students do not have to be members of the organization in order to make this pledge, all pro bono hours would count towards the 15 hour/semester membership requirement. To start pledging pro bono hours, pick up the Pro Bono Challenge packet in the Office of Career and Professional Development.
Pro-Bono Membership Requirement
You can dedicate as much or as little time as you want to LSS. However, members are asked to pledge 15 hours per semester of membership in furtherance of the goals of LSS. Opportunities exist in a variety of different environments - including law firms, the government and non-profit organizations - in a number of different disciplines, from tax to child advocacy to landlord tenant disputes.
How do I sign up?
Everything you need to sign-up is available through TWEN. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
President, Katherine Somers, firstname.lastname@example.org
President, Brian Farnkoff, email@example.com
Pro Bono Coordinator, Koria Stanton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pro Bono Coordinator, Brittni Downs, email@example.com
Pro Bono Coordinator, Brandon Braithwaite, firstname.lastname@example.org