Category Archives: Pro bono news

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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Remembering a Pro Bono Hero: Esther Lardent

On behalf of the ABA’s Standing Committee for Pro Bono and Public Service, I would like to extend my deepest condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Esther Lardent, founder of the Pro Bono Institute, who passed away this … Continue reading

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Pro Bono Innovation Grants from the Legal Services Corporation

LSC 2016 PBI Conference – Innovations in Legal Services from Legal Services Corporation on Vimeo. In this video, Pro Bono Innovation Grants from the Legal Services Corporation are discussed in depth. The panel, Innovations in Legal Services,  took place at … Continue reading

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Paralegals in Paradise: NFPA Celebrates Pro Bono at Annual Conference

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) Annual Convention & Policy Meeting was hosted by the Hawaii Paralegal Association (HPA) from October 8, 2015 through October 11, 2015 at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa in Honolulu.  This year’s annual … Continue reading

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

When I began my term as chair of the ABA’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service in 2013 I knew that the Committee had a busy slate of activities.  I had completed a full three year term on … Continue reading

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Studying Pro Bono at the State Level: Nebraska Completes Survey of Attorneys

Earlier this month, Nebraska released the results of its statewide pro bono survey, Supporting Justice in Nebraska: A Report on the Pro Bono Work of Nebraska’s Lawyers. The survey, conducted at the beginning of 2015, asked Nebraska attorneys to give … Continue reading

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Senior Lawyers Serving Justice

During my over three decades of working on the promotion and expansion of pro bono I have attended dozens of ceremonies, award programs, receptions, luncheons and more where pro bono lawyers are recognized for their volunteer legal services commitment. The … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our National Celebration of Pro Bono Participants

RENO, Nev. (Mynews4.com & KRNV) — The American Bar Association is offering free legal aid this week across the state of Nevada, including the Reno area. This October 26th news piece went on to showcase some terrific legal clinics being … Continue reading

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