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Adding Online Pro Bono to Your Access to Justice Toolkit

Trends favoring online pro bono A 2013 study done by the Pew Research Center indicates that 85% of American adults are internet users and that 70% of American adults have some sort of high-speed internet connection in their home. As of … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Effect: Making Better Lawyers and a Better Community

A great read about IP lawyers engaging in pro bono work: Pro Bono Effect: Making Better Lawyers and a Better Community.

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TRI-STATE Patent Pro Bono Program to Launch in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York is launching the expansion of its Patent Pro Bono Program to include New Jersey and Connecticut with a kick-off event on February 10th, 2015, at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in … Continue reading

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Advocacy Worthy of a KING

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. What affects one directly affects another indirectly.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963, Letter from the … Continue reading

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Make Access to Justice for All a New Year’s Resolution

If you are like many of us, you may have made a resolution or two for the new year – maybe to work out more, or eat better, or to kick a bad habit. Maybe, as an attorney, you resolved … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The National Federation of Paralegal Associations Celebrates Pro Bono

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) Annual Convention & Policy Meeting was hosted by the Dallas Area Paralegal Association (DAPA) from October 9, 2014 through October 12, 2014 at The Fairmount Dallas. This year’s annual convention and policy meeting … Continue reading

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Who Are You Gonna Call? How About LSNTAP

The Legal Services National Technology Assistance Project (LSNTAP) is an online resource that provides legal aid programs with advice and support on which technology can be used to assist in their mission. LSNTAP provides frequent free online trainings, roundtables, a … Continue reading

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Request for Proposals: 2015 Equal Justice Conference

2015 ABA/NLADA Equal Justice Conference Presented by ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service & The National Legal Aid & Defender Association   May 7-9, 2015 (Preconference May 6) Hilton Austin | Austin, TX Request for Session Proposals The … Continue reading

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Online Tennessee Justice:  Growing Popularity for a Legal Advice Tool

Online TN Justice  is a website that allows qualified users to post legal questions to their passworded account on the website and receive free legal advice from an anonymous, volunteer attorney.  This is usually not a real-time exchange but, rather, … Continue reading

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