What is 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. Members are asked to pledge 10 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.
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 10 hours/semester membership requirement. To start pledging pro bono hours, pick up the Pro Bono Challenge packet in the Office of Career and Professional Development.
That sounds like a lot of time. I'm tired already.
It really isn't. You can dedicate as much or as little time as you want to LSS, subject to membership requirements, of course. But even membership at 10 hours per semester, is only a very small commitment. Participation in one all-day community service event will take care of 80% of your commitment. And, since attending meetings and any pro bono work also counts in fulfilling this requirement, your commitment will be satisfied before you know it!
How do I sign up?
Student Executive Board
Chris Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org
Emily Moore, email@example.com
Maria Perrone, firstname.lastname@example.org
Abigail Scott, email@example.com