Sunday, March 26, 2006

Hunton & Williams shows the way with pro bono fellowship

I really have to hand it to Hunton & Williams. This is what is known as "walking the pro bono walk."
University [of Virginia] Law student Kate Duvall was recently selected as a Hunton & Williams Pro Bono Fellow, a prestigious position given to one graduating Law student every two years. Duvall said she will begin her job at Hunton & Williams next fall, after she passes the bar exam. She will be working full time at the firm's pro bono office in Richmond. Duvall said she will be helping individuals who cannot afford legal assistance. "Pro bono essentially means your clients can't afford to pay you," Duvall said. The fellowship is two years long, so Duvall will be with the firm until October 2008, said George Hettrick, pro bono partner for Hunton & Williams. ******************************************* The firm will not only give Duvall a salary, but will offer her $10,000 for the two years she will work there in order to help pay back her student loans, Duvall said.
The complete story is here.


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