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Help! I Want to Celebrate Pro Bono – But How?!?!

The National Celebration of Pro Bono is October 23-29 this year. That means that if you have not already planned your Celebration, you still have 4 weeks to do it! But what, and how?! Our website, http://www.celebrateprobono.org, can help you … Continue reading

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Diversifying through pro bono work

“The American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct state that “every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay” and suggest that lawyers should aspire to perform at least (50) hours of pro … Continue reading

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Recruit Retiring Lawyers

“If even a small fraction of the retired, semi-retired, and transitioning baby-boom lawyers would engage in some form of meaningful pro bono work, they could have a sizeable impact on economic and social justice. Creating the infrastructure to support and … Continue reading

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The Profound Joy of Pro Bono

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.    

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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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And Justice for All: An ABA Day of Service

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

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Business Law Pro Bono: How Business Law Lawyers Contribute to Economic Justice

“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

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Toaster, elevator, hula hoop and air conditioning

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…

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Pro Bono Effect: Making Better Lawyers and a Better Community

A great read about IP lawyers engaging in pro bono work: Pro Bono Effect: Making Better Lawyers and a Better Community.

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TRI-STATE Patent Pro Bono Program to Launch in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

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

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