20th Anniversary Celebration


20th Anniversary Celebration Committee


20 Things You Might Not Know


20 Things You Can Do


Where are they now?


History of the Pro Bono Program


For the Good of the Order


Pro Bono Program

Where are they now?


Andrew Chandler

What firm/organization are you working with now?
EVANS, CARTER, KUNES & BENNETT, P.A.
What kind of pro bono or volunteer work have you been involved in?
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY; CRISIS MINISTRIES; PRO BONO LEGAL ADVICE TO SMALL NONPROFITS
What are the main reasons why you would recommend that law students become involved in pro bono work?
IT IS ESSENTIAL TO BE FULLY INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH YOU LIVE AND TO LEAD BY EXAMPLE - EXAMPLES FOR CHILDREN, FAMILY AND FRIENDS
How would you encourage current law students to get involved with the Pro Bono program?
VISIT PAM - SHE HAS SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE!
Has pro bono work contributed to your sense of career satisfaction?
ABSOLUTELY - IT MAKES A LAWYER COMPLETE.
Did your experiences in the Pro Bono program at USC prepare you or benefit you in your career?
IT WAS IMPORTANT TO REMIND ME THAT MY CONTRIBUTION DOES NOT HAVE REVOLVE AROUND THE DISCREET AREA OF THE LAW IN WHICH I PRACTICE.
What is most memorable/best experience you had during your law school career through the Pro Bono program?
ONE OF MY PRO BONO PROJECTS WAS TO VOLUNTEER FOR VITA, THE TAX ASSISTANCE PROGRAM THROUGH THE IRS. IT WAS NICE TO BE ABLE TO PUT INTO PRACTICE SOME OF THE CONCEPTS I WAS LEARNING IN MY COURSEWORK. I WAS ALSO ABLE TO ASSIST IN ENGLISH AND IN SPANISH, WHICH ALLOWED ME TO UTILIZE THE SPANISH I LEARNED IN THE PEACE CORPS.
What does the 20th Anniversary of the Pro Bono program mean to you?
IT IS WONDERFUL THAT THE STUDENTS AT USC HAVE SUCH A WONDERFUL PROGRAM AND A TESTAMENT TO THE HARD WORK AND DEDICATION OF PAM ROBINSON, WHO DESERVES ALL OF THE CREDIT - SHE IS TRULY A POINT OF LIGHT!
What is your most cherished memory with Pam?
SELLING UNCOUNTABLE HOTDOGS AND EXPOSING THE STUDENTS AT USC SCHOOL OF LAW TO THE IMPORTANCE AND JOY OF PRO BONO WORK.