Category Archives: Access to Justice

Pro Se May Be a Solution, But it’s Also a Symptom: A Response to The Atlantic’s “The DIY Divorce”

By: Michael G. Bergmann, Executive Director, Public Interest Law Initiative *Originally posted on the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) website, http://pili.org/pro-bono/diy-divorce-response A contributing writer for The Atlantic recently wrote an article about how she represented herself in her divorce. PILI’s … Continue reading

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Community Profile: Jack Fan, Texas Free Legal Answers Volunteer Attorney

In this latest Community Profile, we are highlighting the amazing volunteer work of Jack Fan, a volunteer with Texas Free Legal Answers. Jack is a solo practitioner in Plano, Texas, where he practices in the areas of estate planning, probate, … Continue reading

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AALS Releases Law Student Pro Bono Hours Survey

The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) recently released their report on the number of hours law schools contribute to pro bono and legal services. Read their exciting report on the great work being done by America’s law students to … Continue reading

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“A Greater Fool” Pro Bono Experiences, Opportunities, Vision

By: George “Buck” Lewis, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Published in the Tennessee Bar Association Journal, Vol 55, No. 1, 12/30/18. View at https://www.tba.org/journal/a-greater-fool In the 2012 HBO series The Newsroom, we begin to get … Continue reading

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From the Chair: Thanksgiving in America

By: Buck Lewis, Chair, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service It’s Thanksgiving in America.  In Tallahassee, a pro bono hero, we’ll call him Frank, watches the Macy’s parade with his fiancée and reflects upon the devastation of … Continue reading

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You Can Be a Superhero

Check out the August 2018 President’s Message from Kimberly Hays of the Oklahoma Bar Association. https://www.okbar.org/governance/president-messages/2018aug/  

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2018 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service will hold the 2018 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon on August 4, 2018 during the ABA Annual Meeting in Chicago.

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From the Chair: Imagine

By: George T. (Buck) Lewis, Chair, Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service   Imagine being a teacher in a small town in Appalachia and receiving a call from a young student who said that she was left at … Continue reading

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Start Planning to Celebrate Pro Bono in October!

Save the Date for the 10th Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono October 21-27, 2018 Over the past nine years, with your help, the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in focusing an annual national … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approves Pilot Program Allowing CLE Credit for Pro Bono

Exciting news from Pennsylvania. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court approved a pilot program that will allow attorneys to earn CLE credit for pro bono service. “Developed in conjunction with the Continuing Legal Education Board, the three-year pilot program will allow registered … Continue reading

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