30 Sep 2019
Ten Nebraska Law students volunteered for “legal triage” at this year’s Project Connect Lincoln at Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Project Connect is a one-stop shop for veterans and people of limited means to receive services such as free dental check-ups and haircuts, as well free legal services. Law student volunteers interviewed participants as they arrived at the event to identify whether they were in need of legal assistance, and if so, guided them to one of the several legal service providers offering free legal services at the event.
The legal triage program was collaborative effort between Legal Aid and the College of Law’s Pro Bono Committee. It was developed to provide law students a unique pro bono opportunity and provide participants assistance in identifying their legal issues and guiding them to the appropriate resource. Over 700 participants attended this year’s Project Connect event.
This year’s student volunteers were:
Mauricio Murga Rios