The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
September 13, 2012

Thanks for the Hard Work and Memories!

We’ve had a busy few months at PBI and have benefited greatly from the contributions of our summer interns.  We welcomed our third class of Sheehan Scholars this year.  Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP‘s*† Bob Sheehan and his family provided the financial support to launch this program in 2010, which has been named in his honor and in recognition of his extraordinary pro bono leadership.

The 2012 Sheehan Scholars were two impressive law students: Lauren Epstein (University of Michigan Law School) and Sheryl Golkow (University of Pennsylvania Law School).  We are grateful to the Sheehan family for their generosity and to Lauren and Sherri for spending their summers with us.  They were joined by two terrific undergraduates from the University of Michigan: Kristyn Acho and Ben Gloger.  The four interns worked on a variety of projects – large and small – for Corporate Pro Bono, the Law Firm Pro Bono Project, and our communications department.  You’ve already seen the fruits of their labors and will continue to do so in the weeks and months ahead.

PBI is grateful for their hard work and dedication.  We especially enjoyed their energy and fresh perspectives.  We are also appreciative of the firms and individuals, such as Venable LLP*†, Amanda Hollis (PBI intern alum), and her firm Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP*†, who support our summer program by inviting our interns to events and donating time to provide additional professional development opportunities.

If you know of a student or lawyer who may be interested in spending time working or volunteering at PBI, please send an inquiry to

* denotes a Signatory to the Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®
† denotes a Member of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project