Pro Bono

BC Law Pro Bono Spring Break Opportunity with the Navajo Nation Department of Justice – Apply Today!

The Navajo Nation’s Department of Justice (NNDOJ) will continue its tradition of hosting BC Law pro bono spring break volunteers during this semester’s spring break from March 7-11, 2022. This opportunity is co-sponsored with BC Law’s NALSA. Opportunities remain to volunteer with three out of four participating NNDOJ Units. This is a great way to gain legal experience while serving the community and logging pro bono hours towards the BC Law Pro Bono Program’s voluntary 50 hour pro bono pledge.

Please review the NNDOJ website to learn more about their work. Interested students can apply by emailing to BC Law’s Public Interest and Pro Bono Program Director, Michelle Grossfield:

  • a brief statement of interest and relevant experience; and
  • a pdf version resume.

Volunteers will be selected based on interest, relevant experience and timeliness of application until all volunteer opportunities are filled.

Litigation Unit
Brief Description of Work: Legal research for federal cases, potentially one or two U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-2 volunteers.
Time Commitment/Hours: Flexible and project results oriented as opposed to specific amount of hours, though availability 8-5 MST can be helpful if immediate issues come up.

Economic Community Development Unit
Brief Description of Work: Volunteer will work on projects related to economic development, gaming, and voting.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1 volunteer.
Time Commitment/Hours: ECDU would be looking for someone that could commit to as close to 40 hours for the week as possible. They are flexible on when the intern works but will be encouraging the intern to attend meetings that are taking place between 8-5 MST.

Human Services/Government Unit
Brief Description of Work: The volunteers will assist with public safety/law enforcement and jurisdictional issues. There may also be an opportunity to assist with an adoption case.
Number of Volunteers Needed: 1-2 volunteers.
Time Commitment/Hours: Volunteer hours are generally during the 8 am to 5 pm EST window during the week, HSGU has some flexibility and will be in touch with volunteers regarding the week’s schedule.