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?


Stephanie Weissenstein

What firm/organization are you working with now?
Ballard Watson Weissenstein

What kind of pro bono or volunteer work have you been involved in?
GAL, Young Lawyers Div. (Cinderella Project), Ethics Advisory Committee, Junior League of Columbia

What are the main reasons why you would recommend that law students become involved in pro bono work?
Karma. Networking.

How would you encourage current law students to get involved with the Pro Bono program?
Go talk to Pam. Volunteer as a tutor. Participate in City Year projects. Donate cans.

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

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

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?
Yes. I still have my Pro Bono Program certificate in my office.

How do pro bono efforts fit in to the work of the South Carolina Bar?
Networking. Feeling of community.

What is most memorable/best experience you had during your law school career through the Pro Bono program?
Greg Adams' Canned Food Immunity, Contracts I (2001)

What does the 20th Anniversary of the Pro Bono program mean to you?
Two decades of giving back.