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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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Community Profile: Julia Wilson, Executive Director of OneJustice

The Equal Justice Conference is just a month away! Today, meet one of this year’s conference co-chairs, Julia Wilson, Executive Director of OneJustice. Julia was recently interviewed by Steve Grumm for the ABA’s Access to Justice Blog, cross-posted below. Julia R. … Continue reading

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Pro Bono via Limited Engagement

Lawyers are delivering a great deal of pro bono work through “limited engagements,” that is, through narrow, targeted efforts. These come in several flavors: among them local programs established through a local provider and targeted at a particular kind of … Continue reading

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Community profile: Pamela Robinson, University of South Carolina School of Law

The Equal Justice Conference is right around the corner. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be profiling some of the pro bono leaders who will be joining us in Portland. Today, meet Pamela Robinson who has served as the Director of … Continue reading

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Pro Bono From the Heart

February is always a bittersweet month for me. In addition to hearts and candy, it also brings the anniversary of my father’s death and memories of being surrounded by funeral bouquets rather than red roses on that sad Valentine’s Day … Continue reading

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The Scoop on New York’s “Pro Bono Scholar Program” Our colleague, Steve Grumm, posts a thoughtful analysis of New York Chief Judge Lippman’s recent announcement creating the “Pro Bono Scholars Program.”  

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United Airline’s Legal Department Pro Bono

Check out this great description of United Airlines’ pro bono involvement from our friends at PILI:

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The Equal Justice Conference in Portland – Register Now!

Registration for this year’s Equal Justice Conference in Portland, May 1-3, is now open! The Equal Justice Conference brings together all components of the legal community to discuss equal justice issues as they relate to the delivery of legal services … Continue reading

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