Justice Holder Addresses Law Student Pro Bono Conference

Attorneys, students and faculty from Tennessee laws schools are studying ways to involve more students in pro bono activities at a conference this weekend in Nashville. The event at Belmont College of Law kicked off today with opening remarks from University of Tennessee attorney Brad Morgan. Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Janice Holder later gave the keynote address, talking about her own law school experience and the lack of pro bono opportunities at the time. She encouraged today's students to take advantage of the many programs available, saying that, “Perhaps the most significant benefit to pro bono work for law students is the integration into the legal community, [the] opportunity to get to know people in the legal profession. That is how you get jobs, get active in bar associations and get integrated into this profession.” See photos from the event.