Pro Bono


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Pro Bono

Describing work done for no pay. Pro bono work is done as a favor for a friend, but the term especially applies to work done for a client who lacks the ability to pay. Lawyers in the United States, for example, are required to do a certain amount of pro bono work to guarantee that everyone has access to the court system.
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The tradition of pro bono and community service that they began continues today through the efforts of the firm s many lawyers and staff who provide civic leadership and pro bono legal representation to individuals and organizations within their local communities.
By providing expert consultations and technical assistance; educational programming; and local, national and global pro bono convening; PBI's goal is to constantly improve and enrich pro bono service.
8220;Anitra Brown is certainly a most deserving recipient of this honor,” said Campbell Law Director of Student Life & Pro Bono Opportunities Beth Froehling.
In 2013, Stichter Riedel's attorneys donated approximately 700 pro bono hours to a variety of pro bono projects, including the BAVLP's Case Referral Panel, Intake Clinic, and Mentor Panel.
The first pro bono project that the legal department took on was working with the September 11th Victims Compensation Fund, an effort that the New York-based company found especially meaningful.
Employees who cannot pay for advice must find someone who is willing to do it either on a no-win, no-fee basis or on a pro bono basis.
TWL members take their mentees to pro bono activities, such as hearings, mediations, and client meetings encouraging them to develop pro bono service habits early in their careers.
PBLA looks forward to hosting the third national pro bono conference in Calgary from September 15-17, 2010 and is working with Pro Bono Law Ontario, Pro Bono Law of British Columbia, Pro Bono Quebec, and Pro Bono Law Saskatchewan in the planning.
Unfortunately, the increase in pro bono work has been accompanied by--in fact, it was fueled by--a dramatic reduction in government funding for legal services to the poor.
It is not in the nature of those who act pro bono to seek out recognition or praise for their efforts.
If you really can't afford to donate your time on a pro bono case right now, or you simply can't stand the thought of handling one, consider donating money instead.
National Pro Bono Week, in its seventh year, spotlighted pro bono work and told lawyers how they can provide free legal advice and assistance.