Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 2

Welcome back for Part 2 of our Pro Bono Spotlight interview with attorneys Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP, where they discuss some of their recent pro bono victories. We will also hear from Chandra Kilgriff, of Robins Kaplan LLP on some of the great pro bono work that has been done by their firm. Continue reading

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Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 1

This week we are featuring pro bono work done by Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson of Robins Kaplan LLP. Prior to joining the firm, Tim Purdon served as the U.S. Attorney in North Dakota and Brendan Johnson served as the U.S. Attorney in South Dakota. During their terms, each was appointed to chair the Native American Issues Subcommittee of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee of U.S. Attorneys and placed special emphasis on increasing public safety on reservations within their jurisdiction. Some of their most recent pro bono cases over the past year include: Continue reading

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One Month Left to Plan Your Memorial Day Events!

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The countdown is on! Memorial Day is only one month away! As part of the ABA Veterans Legal Services Initiative, we encourage you to honor the nation’s fallen and build on the success of the National Celebration of Pro Bono by planning and participating in service events for veterans on or around Memorial Day (May 29) 2017. Click here to register your events serving veterans! Continue reading

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Get the Most Out of the Equal Justice Conference 2017!

EJCThe countdown is on! It’s just two weeks until the Equal Justice Conference (EJC) in Pittsburgh. As the conference approaches, we offer some advice for those who may be attending for the first time: Continue reading

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Using Programming and Law to Make a Difference in Kentucky

By: Amelia Martin Adams

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Brad Clark, Attorney and Developer of Unconvicted.com

“I believe in justice, equality, and basic human dignity.  I believe that every person is more than the worst decision that they ever made.  I believe that through compassion, empathy, and real, emotional connection that I will find justice for all of my clients.”  Those words should ring true with every lawyer, and they came from Kentucky attorney Brad Clark. Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Florida Coastal School of Law

Welcome back to our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series. Today, we are featuring Florida Coastal School of Law, which sent students to volunteer with two legal aid organizations during spring break 2017. Continue reading

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Get Ready for the 2017 Equal Justice Conference!

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The countdown is on! Less than 4 weeks until the 2017 Equal Justice Conference in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! For those of you who are unfamiliar with EJC, it is co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service and National Legal Aid & Defender Association. EJC provides an opportunity for pro bono and legal services program staff, judges, corporate counsel, court administrators, private lawyers, paralegals, bar association leaders, and many others to come together to receive training and address current issues facing the public interest community. Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of Tennessee College of Law

Today, we are featuring a guest post in our Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights series from Shawn T. Ross, Access to Justice Coordinator at the University of Tennessee College of Law Institute for Professional Leadership Development. Thanks Shawn for providing the great information on the University of Tennessee’s 2017 Alternative Spring Break! Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Rutgers Law School

In today’s Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights, we are featuring Rutgers Law School. During the 2017 spring break, 16 Rutgers students traveled to Atlanta, Georgia to volunteer and do pro bono work with the following six legal aid organizations: Georgia Innocence Project, Atlanta Legal Aid Society, Georgia Lawyers for the Arts, Truancy Intervention Program, Gideon’s Promise, and Kids in Need of Assistance. Continue reading

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Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of California, Irvine School of Law

Welcome back to Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights. Today, we are highlighting the University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI). During Spring Break 2017, UCI Law sent 22 students to Mississippi to work with the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ). The students volunteered with MCJ’s three offices during their trip. Continue reading

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