Pro Bono Legal Orgs.

Students in Geoffrey Fattah’s intermediate reporting class covered pro bono legal organizations spring semester 2009. Students learned about the justice system and organizations that offer free and low-cost legal help for people who are disabled, financially disadvantaged, or are victims of domestic abuse. Their stories include profiles of women who are trying to re-build their lives after escaping violent relationships, a woman who is hearing and visually impaired trying to find her voice as a victim in the court system and the mother of an autistic child trying to spread awareness of her son’s condition within the public school system.

Back row, from left: Tyler Cobb; Madison Rice; Michelle Schmitt; Patrick Harrington; Jed Layton; Geoffrey Fattah. Front row, from left: Emily A. Showgren; Danielle Murphy; Paige Kasteler. Photo by Tyler Cobb.

Back row, from left: Tyler Cobb; Madison Rice; Michelle Schmitt; Elizabeth Pezqueda; Patrick Harrington; Jed Layton; Geoffrey Fattah. Front row, from left: Emily A. Showgren; Madison Murphy; Danielle Murphy; Paige Kasteler. Photo by Tyler Cobb.

Student-journalists were: Tyler CobbPatrick Harrington; Paige KastelerJed LaytonDanielle MurphyMadison Murphy; Elizabeth PezquedaMadison Rice; Michelle Schmitt; Emily A. Showgren.

Find links to their stories and read their blogs and bios by clicking on a name above, or by selecting Blogs & Bios from the drop-down box, at left. Stories also can be located by clicking on a Tag or selecting a topic such as Education from the Categories box.