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Remembering a Pro Bono Hero: Esther Lardent

On behalf of the ABA’s Standing Committee for Pro Bono and Public Service, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Esther Lardent, founder of the Pro Bono Institute, who passed away this … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Innovation Grants from the Legal Services Corporation

LSC 2016 PBI Conference – Innovations in Legal Services from Legal Services Corporation on Vimeo. In this video, Pro Bono Innovation Grants from the Legal Services Corporation are discussed in depth. The panel, Innovations in Legal Services,  took place at … Continue reading

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Paralegals in Paradise: NFPA Celebrates Pro Bono at Annual Conference

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) Annual Convention & Policy Meeting was hosted by the Hawaii Paralegal Association (HPA) from October 8, 2015 through October 11, 2015 at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Honolulu.  This year’s annual … Continue reading

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The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Year-in-Review

When I began my term as chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service in 2013 I knew that the Committee had a busy slate of activities.  I had completed a full three year term on … Continue reading

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Studying Pro Bono at the State Level: Nebraska Completes Survey of Attorneys

Earlier this month, Nebraska released the results of its statewide pro bono survey, Supporting Justice in Nebraska: A Report on the Pro Bono Work of Nebraska’s Lawyers. The survey, conducted at the beginning of 2015, asked Nebraska attorneys to give … Continue reading

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Senior Lawyers Serving Justice

During my over three decades of working on the promotion and expansion of pro bono I have attended dozens of ceremonies, award programs, receptions, luncheons and more where pro bono lawyers are recognized for their volunteer legal services commitment. The … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our National Celebration of Pro Bono Participants

RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) — The American Bar Association is offering free legal aid this week across the state of Nevada, including the Reno area. This October 26th news piece went on to showcase some terrific legal clinics being … Continue reading

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And Justice for All: An ABA Day of Service

Celebrate! The American Bar Association has designated October 25-31, 2015 as the National Celebration of Pro Bono. This year the National Celebration takes on special significance as ABA President Paulette Brown has added a new dimension. And Justice for All: … Continue reading

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Pro Bono for Financial Empowerment

“Holistic pro bono” is an idea whose time may have come. When used in the legal pro bono community, the term refers to supplying a needy client with help that may go beyond legal help to include help from other … Continue reading

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Crisis in Kentucky: A Call for Help

We have a representational crisis here in eastern Kentucky. In several Appalachian counties, and less so in West Virginia, about 1500 recipients of Social Security Disability benefits – 900 in the SSD program (based on work quarters) and 600 who … Continue reading

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