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Pro bono lawyers are my heroes. It always warms my heart to listen to them talk about why they derive joy from doing pro bono work. These are my favorite reasons. Read the full column here.
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
Celebrate! The American Bar Association has designated October 25-31, 2015 as the National Celebration of Pro Bono. This year the National Celebration takes on special significance as ABA President Paulette Brown has added a new dimension. And Justice for All: … Continue reading
“Pro bono service has to become as much a part of our substantive efforts as corporate law, tax law, real estate law and all of the other aspects of law that form part of our business law practice. –Joseph Mullaney, … Continue reading
Originally posted on Lawscape:
I just returned from the American Bar Association Equal Justice Conference. I felt a bit agitated. I guess that’s the right word. It’s a feeling I always get at the end of several days of exchanging…
A great read about IP lawyers engaging in pro bono work: Pro Bono Effect: Making Better Lawyers and a Better Community.
The Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts in New York is launching the expansion of its Patent Pro Bono Program to include New Jersey and Connecticut with a kick-off event on February 10th, 2015, at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP in … Continue reading
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. What affects one directly affects another indirectly.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 1963, Letter from the … Continue reading
If you are like many of us, you may have made a resolution or two for the new year – maybe to work out more, or eat better, or to kick a bad habit. Maybe, as an attorney, you resolved … Continue reading
In the U.S., we are very used to a culture of pro bono participation and encouragement of that culture in the legal community. It is not news to note that other countries may have a different perspective, but this piece … Continue reading