“If even a small fraction of the retired, semi-retired, and transitioning baby-boom lawyers would engage in some form of meaningful pro bono work, they could have a sizeable impact on economic and social justice. Creating the infrastructure to support and sustain these new roles, however, is a significant and sensitive undertaking.” Read the full op-ed here.
The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has also examined the issues surrounding engagement of retired, or emeritus, attorneys in pro bono. The recently published 2016 Survey of Emeritus and Pro Bono Practice Rules: Participation, Recruitment and Case Placement captures many of the issues programs and attorneys alike should consider.
How does your organization engage retiring pro bono attorneys?