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Pro Bono Program

What is the Pro Bono Program?

California Western's Career and Professional Development Office facilitates the Pro Bono Program in which participating students gain career shaping legal training in multiple organizations around San Diego in a wide variety of law fields. As well, participating students help to address the unmet legal needs of disadvantaged or underrepresented individuals and the nonprofit organizations that serve those individuals.

In addition to quality practical legal training and high levels of personal and professional satisfaction, the law school officially recognizes students who complete the 50 hours of service through the Pro Bono Program with Induction into the Pro Bono Honors Society, official notation on their transcripts of their membership in the Pro Bono Honors Society; and award certificates signed by the dean of the law school.

For more information on how to participate in the Pro Bono program as well as a list of participating organizations please review the Pro Bono Program Handout.

 

Public Service Program

What is the Public Service Program?

California Western's Public Service Program recognizes California Western students who provide volunteer legal services to city, county, state and federal government organizations, including the judiciary, after their completion of their first year coursework. Students receive excellent training and mentorship while also donating valuable legal services to critical government offices such as the District Attorney, U.S. Attorney and Local, District and Appellate Courts.

In addition to quality practical legal training and high levels of personal and professional satisfaction, the law school officially recognizes students who complete the 50 hours of service through the Public Service Program with Induction into the Public Service Honors Society, Official notation on their transcripts of their membership in the Public Service Honors Society; and award certificates signed by the dean of the law school.

For more information on how to participate in the Pubic Service program as well as a list of participating organizations please review the Public Service Program Handout.