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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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Advocacy Worthy of a KING

“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

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Make Access to Justice for All a New Year’s Resolution

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

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An International Perspective on the Role of Pro Bono

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

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Try it, you’ll like it:  taking pro bono outside of your comfort zone

  It is easy to forget the obvious:  when we all first started our practicing, we didn’t have any experience.  The first case we litigated or the first deal we closed was . . . well, the first one.  Over … Continue reading

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The Scoop on New York’s “Pro Bono Scholar Program” Our colleague, Steve Grumm, posts a thoughtful analysis of New York Chief Judge Lippman’s recent announcement creating the “Pro Bono Scholars Program.”  

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United Airline’s Legal Department Pro Bono

Check out this great description of United Airlines’ pro bono involvement from our friends at PILI: http://pili.org/pro-bono/united-airlines

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