The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
August 28, 2014

Thanks to Our Summer Crew!

Interns (2)Summer is coming to an end and The PBEye would like to thank our Sheehan Scholars and interns for their hard work over the past few months.

We welcomed our fifth class of Sheehan Scholars this summer: Jordyn Coad (American University Washington College of Law) and Lori Panosyan (The George Washington University Law School). Bob Sheehan – head of the pro bono program at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom*†, former Executive Partner (1994-2009) of the firm, and Co-Chair of the Law Firm Pro Bono Project Advisory Committee – and his family provided the financial support to launch this program in 2010, which has been named in his honor in recognition of his extraordinary pro bono leadership. We are grateful to the Sheehan family for their generosity and to Jordyn and Lori for spending their summer with us. They were joined by two terrific undergraduate interns: Samantha Fry (Yale University) and Sam Mancina (University of Michigan).

Our interns and Sheehan Scholars worked on a variety of projects – large and small – during their time at PBI and you’ve seen the fruits of their labors. We are grateful for their diligence and dedication, and we especially enjoyed their energy and fresh perspectives. We are also appreciative of the firms, organizations, and individuals, such as the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Foley & Lardner*†, Fredrikson & Byron*†, Venable*†, and Pam Wandzel, who supported our summer program by inviting our interns and staff to events and donating time to provide additional professional development opportunities.

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

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