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Sonora Grill: How Microentrepreneurs Create a Thriving Small Business with Business Law Pro Bono Help

This is the last of a four part series of pro bono client stories that show how business law lawyers have helped people struggling to participate in the market economy obtain economic justice or at least access to economic justice through … Continue reading

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From Gang Member to Executive Director of a Nonprofit: Business Law Pro Bono at Work

This week, we’ll be posting pro bono client stories that show how business law lawyers have helped people struggling to participate in the market economy obtain economic justice or at least access to economic justice through direct legal services to … Continue reading

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Appetite For Change: Business Law Pro Bono from the Client’s Perspective

This week, we’ll be posting pro bono client stories that show how business law lawyers have helped people struggling to participate in the market economy obtain economic justice or at least access to economic justice through direct legal services to … Continue reading

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Business Law Pro Bono: How Business Law Lawyers Contribute to Economic Justice

“Pro bono service has to become as much a part of our substantive efforts as corporate law, tax law, real estate law and all of the other aspects of law that form part of our business law practice. –Joseph Mullaney, … Continue reading

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Seeing Black: Unconscious Bias and Pro Bono Lawyers

The events of the last year in Ferguson, Staten Island and Baltimore have focused the public and the legal community on racism and unconscious bias in the criminal justice system, particularly in policing. Seeing Black, an article by Jennifer Eberhardt … Continue reading

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Toaster, elevator, hula hoop and air conditioning

Originally posted on Lawscape:
I just returned from the American Bar Association Equal Justice Conference. I felt a bit agitated. I guess that’s the right word. It’s a feeling I always get at the end of several days of exchanging…

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Upper Midwest Inventor Assistance Program to Expand Access to Pro Bono Patent Services

Upper Midwest Inventor Assistance Program to Expand Access to Pro Bono Patent Services in Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin In 2011, the William Mitchell College of Law’s IP Law Clinic partnered with the LegalCORPS Inventor Assistance Program (IAP), … Continue reading

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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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