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.
KU Law Magazine 2022: Pro Bono Impact

2022 KU Law Magazine

Carly Boothe

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.
Jere Sellers talks with Stinson associates about pro bono work for the MCC

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.
Alumni working on gender marker and name change projects

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.
Madhu Singh

Pro Bono Impact: Building Impact

Madhu Singh, L’08, helps small businesses and nonprofits grow through her pro bono work in Washington state. For over a decade, Singh has advised groups on legal best practices.

More articles from 2022

Alumni take on pro bono work for MLP

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.
Amanda McElfresh

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 School of Law logo wall in Green Hall

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.
Professor Raymond Goetz

Recording the Legacy of Prof. Raymond Goetz

Doug Bonney, L’85, interviewed dozens of KU Law graduates, former faculty and attorneys about the legacy of the late Professor Raymond Goetz. The oral history project about Goetz’s legacy will be archived at KU’s Spencer Research Library.

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