Category Archives: Community Profile

Using Programming and Law to Make a Difference in Kentucky

By: Amelia Martin Adams “I believe in justice, equality, and basic human dignity.  I believe that every person is more than the worst decision that they ever made.  I believe that through compassion, empathy, and real, emotional connection that I … Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Florida Coastal School of Law

Welcome back to our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series. Today, we are featuring Florida Coastal School of Law, which sent students to volunteer with two legal aid organizations during spring break 2017.

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of Tennessee College of Law

Today, we are featuring a guest post in our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series from Shawn T. Ross, Access to Justice Coordinator at the University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership Development. Thanks Shawn for providing … Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Rutgers Law School

In today’s Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights, we are featuring Rutgers Law School. During the 2017 spring break, 16 Rutgers students traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to volunteer and do pro bono work with the following six legal aid organizations: Georgia … Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of California, Irvine School of Law

Welcome back to Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights. Today, we are highlighting the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI). During Spring Break 2017, UCI Law sent 22 students to Mississippi to work with the Mississippi Center for Justice … Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Brooklyn Law School

Every spring break, law students throughout the country forego the much needed rest and relaxation in order to serve others by doing pro bono work. This week, check-in as we highlight some of the spring break service trips organized by … Continue reading

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View from the Bench: Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of New York

  The bankruptcy court has a fascinating mix of cases, from the largest and most sophisticated Chapter 11 corporate restructuring case to the Chapter 13 case where a family is trying to save their home from foreclosure to a no-asset … Continue reading

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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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2015 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: United Airlines Legal Department

Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Pro Bono Publico Awards honor individuals or organizations in the legal community that enhance the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the … Continue reading

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2015 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Leslie S. Silverstein

Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Pro Bono Publico Awards honor individuals or organizations in the legal community that enhance the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the … Continue reading

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