Thank you to everyone who participated in the Ninth Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono. With your help, this year’s National Celebration was a huge success! Over 1,350 events were held in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, London, and Hong Kong. Events ranged from clinics and CLE’s to pro bono awards ceremonies, fundraisers, and events serving the homeless. Over 700 organizations, including legal aid and pro bono organizations, bar associations, law firms, law schools, and courts, hosted events during this year’s Celebration. Thank you to all who participated and for all that you do every day to increase access to justice.
On behalf of ABA President Hilarie Bass, we would like to thank those of you who participated in this year’s signature initiative, the ABA Homeless Youth Legal Network. During the National Celebration of Pro Bono, organizations hosted over 60 events related to legal needs of individuals experiencing homelessness. This year’s initiative was a great success and demonstrated the commitment of America’s lawyers to pro bono service and individuals experiencing homelessness.
We encourage you to continue the celebration by planning or participating in services to homeless youth on or around the International Day for Street Children, April 12, 2018.
Visit the Celebration site for planning tips and ideas for ways that you can sponsor events serving homeless youth! And don’t forget to check out the Celebration store for items to show your appreciation for your volunteers.
Check back next week as we highlight some of the great programming and events that happened during the Celebration in our Celebration Spotlight series!
Save the Date for the Tenth Anniversary of the National Celebration of Pro Bono, October 21-27, 2018!
Do Good. Do Justice. Do Pro Bono.