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A University of North Carolina School of Law 3L is organizing law students to support of those with legal needs related to COVID-19 through pro bono research and drafting.

Communities across the United States are experiencing significant impacts of the spread of COVID-19. One of these impacts is an increase in unique, urgent legal needs. Attorneys across the country are working nearly non-stop to ensure that those impacted by COVID-19 have access to appropriate legal services. 

In support of these efforts, more than 300 law students, paralegals, and student paralegals have offered to provide remote pro-bono support for coronavirus-related matters. These students stand ready to provide research, drafting, and other support to attorneys.

Examples of projects students may assist on include:

  • Research regarding paid leave policies; 
  • Drafting for bail motions;
  • Supporting efforts to seek release from immigration custody.

If attorneys are interested in receiving student support on their COVID-19 related matters, they should fill out this form

If students are interested in providing support, they should fill out this form

Questions and concerns can be directed to Alyssa Leader (aleader@live.unc.edu), a student helping to coordinate this pro bono effort. 

Alyssa Leader Alyssa Leader is a 3L at University of North Carolina School of Law, where her studies focus on civil rights, victims’ rights, and, inadvertently, the First Amendment. She spends far too much of her spare time on Twitter. Currently, she lives in Chapel Hill with her partner and her dog, Maya.