The ABA General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division’s January/February issue of GP Solo is dedicated to pro bono. Over seventeen articles highlight different aspects of pro bono practice for the solo and small firm practitioner, making this issue a must-read for attorneys in solo and small practices, pro bono managers, and law students who anticipate practicing in a solo or small firm setting.
The cover story: The Good Fight is Good Business discusses how pro bono can serve as a source of experience, networking, referrals and goodwill among the clients served. Some of the benefits of pro bono practice enumerated in the article include:
- A source of referrals and goodwill.
- Some paying clients.
- Practice opportunities.
- Access to more experienced attorneys.
Other articles include A Review of Pro Bono and Public Service Work by Solos and Small Firms, Volunteering, Solo-Style, and Build Your Practice, Build Good Karma. The Center’s own Bill Jones contributed an interesting piece about Disaster Response and Legal Technology that highlights ways in which individuals with disaster related legal issues can be connected to a pool of volunteer attorneys through the use of technology.
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