Thursday, September 3, 3:00-5:00 pm (115 BLB)

Basics of Forensic DNA. Paul Bush, DNA Section Supervisor at the Iowa DCI Criminalistics Laboratory.


Friday, September 18, 12:40-1:40 pm (225 BLB)

Civility Matters. Attorneys Dan Schuck and Steve Doohen, members of the Iowa Board of Trial Advocates, will facilitate this educational and entertaining program aimed at increasing civility and courtesy in the legal profession.


Tuesday, September 29, 6:30-7:30 pm (Senate Chamber, Old Capitol)

Indigent Defense Panel. This panel will examine how indigent criminal defendants are represented in Iowa. Panelists include State Rep. Mary Wolfe; Steve Drahozal, Dubuque Public Defender’s Office; Professor Celesta Albonetti, UI Dept. of Sociology.


Sunday, October 4, 2:00-4:00 pm (IMU, Main Lounge)

Bryan Stevenson Lecture. Noted attorney Bryan Stevenson will discuss his new book Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption.


Thursday, October 29, 2015, 12:40-2:10 pm (295 BLB)

Pro Bono Week Reception and Speaker. Speaker TBA.


Thursday, November 19, 2015, 12:40-1:40 pm (285 BLB)

Navigating Intercultural Conflicts. Brandon Paulson, UI International Student & Scholar Advisor.


Attendance at one Lawyers & Leaders program each semester is one requirement for membership in the Pro Bono Society. For more information, contact the Citizen Lawyer Program in 182 BLB or e-mail

Updated September 4, 2015