Celebration Pro Bono Service Month 2022


The Pro Bono Program of the University of Puerto Rico School of Law welcomes and celebrates the month of October as the month of pro bono service.

175 law students have registered during academic year 2022-2023 to participate in the Pro-bono Program, choosing from 21 pro-bono sections that pick their interest and keep them active learning and sharing information with the communities to which they serve.  The pro-bono sections are suggested by the students according to their interests.  Together with mentors working voluntarily, the students set their work plan and objectives for the academic year, invite other students to participate, develop and disseminate useful general legal information for the interested population.  Students are invited to participate in the Program since the first day in Law School.

The Law School recognizes the importance that students get involved in the Pro-bono Program.  Through the pro-bono service, they add life understandings to their unique Law School experience that will also be useful to their future professional practice.   During the month of October, the 175 participants will be celebrating the pro-bono service in the best way they possible can:  Making legal knowledge available for the benefit of the people.

Please find below the activities that we will be carrying out during October:

  • Pro-bono Rescate (Rescue)
    Workshop: Introduction to Therapeutic Jurisprudence
    Professor David Wexler
    Friday, October 14, 2022 | 11:30 a.m. (Zoom)
  • Pro-bono Enlace con Escuelas Públicas (Liaison with Public Schools)
    Liaison Opening Ceremony and Workshop on Family Law
    Rocío de Felix Davila, Lawyer
    Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. (L-1)
  • Pro-bono Derecho Penal y el FBA (Criminal Law)
    Conversation on State and Federal Prosecutor's Office
    *Tuesday, October 18, 2022 | 11:30 a.m.
  • Pro-bono Derecho Deportivo y Entretenimiento (Sport sand Entertainment Law)
    Educational Talk on Intellectual Property: How does it affect the music industry?
    Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 1:00 p.m. (Google meeting)
  • Pro-bono Enlace con Escuelas Públicas (Liaison with Public Schools)
    Workshop on Constitutional Law: Freedom of Expression
    Professor Alvin Padilla
    Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. (L-1)

ABA National Pro Bono Week Celebration (October 23-29):

  • Pro-bono Program
    Awareness about practices that perpetuates discrimination
    Friday, October 28, 2022 | 4:30 p.m.
  • Pro-bono Rescate (Rescue)
    Oso Blanco Documentary Night
    Friday, October 28, 2022 | 6:30 p.m. (TBA)
  • Pro-bono Enlace con Escuelas Públicas (Liaison with Public Schools)
    Criminal Law Workshop: Minors Law
    Athelyn Jiménez, Lawyer
    Saturday, October 29, 2022 | 9:00 a.m. (L-1)
  • Pro Bono Commitment
    We close the month with one of the most important events: the Pro Bono Commitment Activity. 
    In this activity, the 175 students participating from the Program publicly commit to serve during 
    the current academic year in the pro-bono section of their interest.
    Speaker: Elizabeth Andrade Huaringa, winner of the Chilean Human Rights National Award
    Saturday, October 29, 2022 | 4:00 p.m. (L-1)


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