Students provide pro bono assistance through ABA Free Legal Answers – read more at https://sites.suffolk.edu/legaltech/2017/05/24/students-provide-low-income-residents-digital-pro-bono/.
Check out this article from Lee Rawles at the ABA Journal about a Florida attorney who is running 6 marathons in 6 days to bring awareness to the need for legal aid and pro bono! What an accomplishment!
Welcome back for Part 2 of our Pro Bono Spotlight interview with attorneys Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP, where they discuss some of their recent pro bono victories. We will also hear from Chandra Kilgriff, of Robins Kaplan LLP on some of the great pro bono work that has been done by their firm. Continue reading
This week we are featuring pro bono work done by Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Tim Purdon served as the U.S. Attorney in North Dakota and Brendan Johnson served as the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota. During their terms, each was appointed to chair the Native American Issues Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys and placed special emphasis on increasing public safety on reservations within their jurisdiction. Some of their most recent pro bono cases over the past year include: Continue reading
The countdown is on! Memorial Day is only one month away! As part of the ABA Veterans Legal Services Initiative, we encourage you to honor the nation’s fallen and build on the success of the National Celebration of Pro Bono by planning and participating in service events for veterans on or around Memorial Day (May 29) 2017. Click here to register your events serving veterans! Continue reading
The countdown is on! It’s just two weeks until the Equal Justice Conference (EJC) in Pittsburgh. As the conference approaches, we offer some advice for those who may be attending for the first time: Continue reading
By: Amelia Martin Adams
“I believe in justice, equality, and basic human dignity. I believe that every person is more than the worst decision that they ever made. I believe that through compassion, empathy, and real, emotional connection that I will find justice for all of my clients.” Those words should ring true with every lawyer, and they came from Kentucky attorney Brad Clark. Continue reading
Welcome back to our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series. Today, we are featuring Florida Coastal School of Law, which sent students to volunteer with two legal aid organizations during spring break 2017. Continue reading
The countdown is on! Less than 4 weeks until the 2017 Equal Justice Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! For those of you who are unfamiliar with EJC, it is co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and National Legal Aid & Defender Association. EJC provides an opportunity for pro bono and legal services program staff, judges, corporate counsel, court administrators, private lawyers, paralegals, bar association leaders, and many others to come together to receive training and address current issues facing the public interest community. Continue reading
Today, we are featuring a guest post in our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series from Shawn T. Ross, Access to Justice Coordinator at the University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership Development. Thanks Shawn for providing the great information on the University of Tennessee’s 2017 Alternative Spring Break! Continue reading