KU Law Magazine
Fall 2022 | Pro Bono Impact
In the 2022 issue of KU Law Magazine, we feature alumni who devote their time and expertise to pro bono service. The issue also includes a story about a graduate’s oral history project honoring the late Professor Raymond Goetz. Plus alumni news and the Volunteer Honor Roll.
2022 KU Law Magazine
Pro Bono Impact: Guardianship Assistance Program
Carly Boothe, L’06, started a pro bono guardianship assistance project with KU Law student volunteers in fall 2021. The program helps low-income families navigate the process of obtaining legal guardianship of their adult children with disabilities.
Pro Bono Impact: Marlborough Community Coalition
Jere Sellers, L’93, and Richard Cook, L’07, hope to “keep a very vibrant community going and actually expanding,” through their work for the Marlborough Community Coalition. The two Stinson partners lead the law firm’s pro bono partnership with the neighborhood in southeast Kansas City, Missouri.
Pro Bono Impact: Project Affirmation
Project Affirmation – a pro bono project in the Kansas City office of Shook, Hardy & Bacon – offers pro bono legal representation in name change and gender marker amendment actions. Mary Olson, L’15, and Bill Walberg, L’15, share their work leading the project.
More articles from 2022
Pro Bono Impact: Improving Medical, Legal Outcomes
Alumni including Dwight Alexander, L’11, and Dana Pugh Tafreshi, L’12, take on pro bono work for the Medical-Legal Partnership. The partnership between KU Law and The University of Kansas Health System at KU Medical Center in Kansas City provides free legal assistance to low-income patients and their families.
Pro Bono Impact: Q&A with Amanda McElfresh, 3L
Amanda McElfresh, a third-year law student, shares her experiences volunteering with the Guardianship Assistance Program of Johnson County and contributing pro bono hours to the ACLU of Kansas. “These two projects have been part of my most rewarding experiences at KU Law.”
KU Law’s Pro Bono Program
Since the Pro Bono Program at KU Law launched in 2017, over 200 students have contributed 17,530 hours of free legal services. Read more about the KU Law's Pro Bono Program.
Jayhawk Judges: Graduates serving on federal, state and tribal courts
Through Difficulty: The KU Law community responds to a pandemic
KU Law's Global Impact: Jayhawk lawyers, scholars work all over the world