Category Archives: Pro bono news

Paralegals Partner In Philadelphia Criminal Records Expungement Project

By: Christine Flynn An estimated one-third of all Philadelphians have been arrested at one time or another.  Only a VERY small percentage of charges actually end up in convictions, but EVERY charge remains part of a criminal record, available on … Continue reading

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NATIONAL FEDERATION OF PARALEGAL ASSOCIATIONS (NFPA) CELEBRATES PRO BONO AT 2017 ANNUAL CONVENTION

By: Christine Flynn The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) Annual Convention & Policy Meeting was hosted by the New Orleans Paralegal Organization (NOPO) from October 12, 2017 through October 15, 2017 at the Astor Crowne Plaza Hotel in New … Continue reading

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Federal Bar Association’s New Pro Bono Event: Wills for Veterans

We would like to applaud the Federal Bar Association’s new-this-year initiative focused on pro bono Wills for Veterans.  Around twenty chapters are holding clinics around Veterans Day this November, where “volunteer attorneys, paralegals, and notaries will perform the services, and … Continue reading

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Thank You For Celebrating!

Thank you to everyone who participated in the Ninth Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono. With your help, this year’s National Celebration was a huge success! Over 1,350 events were held in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, London, … Continue reading

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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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