Category Archives: Center for Pro Bono

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

Needless to say perhaps, 2016 was a whale of a year. Events have cascaded daily right into our living rooms and mobile devices. The need for access to justice resources, of course, remains unabated. So, the work of our Committee and of our collaboration partners is as critical as ever. Our work together gives me great pride in our profession. There is simply no other profession more committed to helping those in need. Continue reading

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Raging for Pro Bono: Using Post Election Energy to Recruit Pro Bono Lawyers

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it is the only thing that ever has.” –Margaret Mead. It is no secret that the recent presidential election has invoked a strong reaction from … Continue reading

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Legal Providers Answer the Call to Serve Veterans

The National Celebration of Pro Bono is taking place October 23-29, 2016. The highlight of the 2016 celebration is the ABA’s Veterans Legal Services Initiative.  Participants in the 2016 celebration are encouraged to host programs focused on pro bono legal … Continue reading

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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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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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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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The Clearinghouse Library for Pro Bono Adds Technology Items

The Center for Pro Bono maintains a Clearinghouse library of documents relevant to pro bono management, recruitment, recognition and support.  Over the last year, this Clearinghouse has been migrated to new software run on the American Bar Association (ABA) servers.  … Continue reading

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Center for Pro Bono at the ABA Annual Meeting

Will you be at the ABA’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco? If so, check out these two exciting programs by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and the Center for Pro Bono: Crossing the Great Divide … Continue reading

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Free webinar: Ethics Issues in Pro Bono Practice

The ABA Center for Pro Bono will be hosting a free webinar: Ethics Issues in Pro Bono Practice A wide range of ethical issues can arise in pro bono practice, just as in fee billable work. While the Model Rules … Continue reading

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