An International Perspective on the Role of Pro Bono

In the U.S., we are very used to a culture of pro bono participation and encouragement of that culture in the legal community. It is not news to note that other countries may have a different perspective, but this piece offers an interesting comparison between the U.S. and the U.K. attitudes:

“I went to the European Pro Bono Forum this month expecting to be welcomed with open arms as an emissary of America’s expansive pro bono culture. I found London’s pro bono leaders suspicious of efforts to boost pro bono, and hostile to the American model. With good reason.”

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