20th Anniversary Celebration

20th Anniversary Celebration Committee

20 Things You Might Not Know

20 Things You Can Do

Where are they now?

History of the Pro Bono Program

For the Good of the Order

Pro Bono Program

Where are they now?

Amy Armstrong

What firm/organization are you working with now?
S.C. Environmental Law Project

What kind of pro bono or volunteer work have you been involved in?
I work at a public interest law organization, but I also am a volunteer with the Sierra Club, League of Women Voters of Georgetown County, and Keep Georgetown Beautiful; and have participated in a free wills clinic in Georgetown

What are the main reasons why you would recommend that law students become involved in pro bono work?
We have a duty and obligation to use our legal training and skills to assist those who need help, to foster a close community, and to strengthen our State and its people.

How would you encourage current law students to get involved with the Pro Bono program?
Hard to say - for most people that got involved in law school it was a passion to help others.

Has pro bono work contributed to your sense of career satisfaction?

Did your experiences in the Pro Bono program at USC prepare you or benefit you in your career?

In your career, have you seen an overlap between your volunteer work and your sense of your own place in the community and the legal profession?

How do pro bono efforts fit in to the work of the South Carolina Bar?
Not sure.

What kind of perceptions, positive or negative, do you think that the bar as a whole has about attorneys who are actively involved in pro bono work?
I think it would be a positive perception of attorneys involved in pro bono work.

What is most memorable/best experience you had during your law school career through the Pro Bono program?
Probably mentoring a young girl for two years.

What does the 20th Anniversary of the Pro Bono program mean to you?

What is your most cherished memory with Pam?
I can't think of a specific memory, but her overall enthusiasm for the pro bono program and using our legal tools and skills to help our fellow citizens and community, as well as her encouragement of students interested in pursuing public interest careers.