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Pro Bono — One Judges’ Journey

I have been a judge for almost twenty years and I love my work.  I do not miss the private practice of law, with one exception.  I do miss advocating on behalf of the low-income clients I represented as pro … Continue reading

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2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Alan Howard

Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Pro Bono Publico Awards honor individuals or organizations in the legal community that enhance the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the … Continue reading

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Call for Proposals: 2015 EJC Law School Preconference

Request for Proposals 2015 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference Law School Preconference Presented by ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service & The National Legal Aid & Defender Association May 6, 2015  Main conference sessions May 7-9, 2015 Hilton … Continue reading

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2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Judge Edward Ginsburg

Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Pro Bono Publico Awards honor individuals or organizations in the legal community that enhance the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the … Continue reading

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2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Dechert LLP

Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Pro Bono Publico Awards honor individuals or organizations in the legal community that enhance the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the … Continue reading

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The Clearinghouse Library for Pro Bono Adds Technology Items

The Center for Pro Bono maintains a Clearinghouse library of documents relevant to pro bono management, recruitment, recognition and support.  Over the last year, this Clearinghouse has been migrated to new software run on the American Bar Association (ABA) servers.  … Continue reading

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2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipients

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is please to announce the recipients of the 2014 Pro Bono Publico Awards. Dechert LLP International Judge Edward M. Ginsburg (Retired)  Senior Partners for Justice Newton, MA Alan Howard Crowell … Continue reading

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Try it, you’ll like it:  taking pro bono outside of your comfort zone

  It is easy to forget the obvious:  when we all first started our practicing, we didn’t have any experience.  The first case we litigated or the first deal we closed was . . . well, the first one.  Over … Continue reading

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Pro Bono and Private Bar Support – An Era of Progress!

The last few months of my three year term on the ABA Committee for Pro Bono and Public Service are coming up, so this is a good time for some reflection. The opportunity to serve on our Committee has been … Continue reading

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When Families Fight – Mandatory Reporting of Pro Bono Hours in New York

The Access to Justice community in New York is deeply divided over the issue of mandatory reporting of pro bono hours and financial contributions. As part of New York’s Unified Court System’s commitment to enhancing access to justice, our Rules … Continue reading

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