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?

Robert Condy

What firm/organization are you working with now?
Immigration Law Office, LLC

What kind of pro bono or volunteer work have you been involved in?
I volunteer as a Board Member (with Pam Robinson) of Digna Ochoa Center for Immigration Legal Assistance, a non-profit immigration service provider in Columbia, SC, and to represent service members and their spouses in the American Immigration Law Association's Military Assistance Program. I helped firefighters and police draft wills. I also take many immigration cases pro bono. In fact, most of the time I wish I didn't have to charge my clients anything. Immigrants are what made and continue to make this country great.

What are the main reasons why you would recommend that law students become involved in pro bono work?
Serving others is the key to true happiness.

How would you encourage current law students to get involved with the Pro Bono program?
Ask them nicely.

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?
Yes, it was invaluable. It helped me land a position at Catholic Charities Immigration Law Office while a law student. Due to my experience there I was able to open my own practice after being sworn in.

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?
It seems to promote it.

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?

What is most memorable/best experience you had during your law school career through the Pro Bono program?
Getting to know the other participants.

What does the 20th Anniversary of the Pro Bono program mean to you?
I'm happy to have been a part, however small, of the program.

What is your most cherished memory with Pam?
Like my children, I cherish them all!