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Philadelphia Releases Pro Bono Task Force Report

The Philadelphia Bar Association and Philadelphia Bar Foundation have released their 2017 Pro Bono Task Force Report, just in time for the National Celebration of Pro Bono. Check out this article from Generocity to learn about the task force’s findings … Continue reading

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Are You Ready to Celebrate?

The National Celebration of Pro Bono is just around the corner! This year’s events will take place from October 22-28, 2017. Programs across the country are already beginning to Celebrate Pro Bono, so don’t miss out! Check-out the National Celebration … Continue reading

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Law students can make a difference for hurricane victims

Check out this great article about law students making a difference in the wake of hurricanes and natural disasters. https://abaforlawstudents.com/2017/09/19/law-students-can-make-difference-hurricane-victims/

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New Website Launches to Connect Volunteer Lawyers to Nonprofits that Need Volunteer Legal Help

Guest blog by Sarah Baker More and more of us are concerned about policies affecting our families, friends, neighbors, and the institutions and principles we hold dear. An unprecedented number of people, including many lawyers, are stepping forward to offer … Continue reading

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Pro Bono in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Check out this blog post from the Texas Bar about how you can do pro bono to assist Hurricane Harvey victims. http://blog.texasbar.com/2017/08/articles/news/court-order-lets-out-of-state-lawyers-serve-harvey-victims/#more-7691    

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Pro Bono Opportunities: Plan on Serving in 2017

Check out this great article from the Illinois State Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Racial and Ethnic Minorities and the Law, written by Damian Ortiz, Professor and Director of the John Marshall Law School’s Pro Bono Program & Clinic. It’s … Continue reading

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NFPA MEMBERS HONORED WITH AWARDS

By:  Christine Flynn, NFPA Pro Bono Committee (Chair) The NFPA Pro Bono Committee would like to extend its warm congratulations to Kathi P. Ingram, RP®, Paralegal Association of Northern Virginia, and as well as Teresa Scharf, RP®, Paralegal Association of … Continue reading

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2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service will hold the 2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon on August 12, 2017 during the ABA Annual Meeting in New York City.

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Start Your National Celebration of Pro Bono Planning Now!

  Over the past eight years, with your help, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in focusing an annual national spotlight on pro bono. Visit the Celebration Website for great organizing ideas and tools. … Continue reading

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Spotlight on PILI: Part 2

By: Laurie I. Mikva In January, PILI hired its first staff member housed outside of Chicago.  Elizabeth (“Beth”) Jensen, who has a long history in legal aid and public service, is PILI’s Program Director with an office in Peoria from … Continue reading

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