20, 2015), http://minnlawyer.com/2015/02/20/2014-attomeys-of-the-year-from-the-editor/ (honoring Attorneys of the Year for "leadership, involvement in major cases or other newsworthy events, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service."); Pro Bono Publico
Award, Hennepin CNTY.
Levin, Pro Bono Publico
, supra note 232, at 711 n.67.
Schmedemann, Pro Bono Publico
as a Conscience Good, 35 WM.
The term "pro bono publico
" is a Latin phrase meaning "for the public good." In the legal profession, the phrase is often abbreviated to "pro bono" and usually refers to free legal services, although some organizations also apply it to non-legal services.
From the Latin, pro bono publico
means "for the public good." Our profession recognizes that representation of low-income people in the civil justice system is essential.
In determining what qualifies as "pro bono publico
," firms should include only work that in fact focuses on the public good, not the concerns of family, friends, supervising partners, or deadbeat paying clients.
The proposed amendments to Rule 6.1 stated: "A lawyer should aspire to render at least 50 hours of pro bono publico
legal services per year." The amendment defined how and for how many hours an attorney it "should" help his fellow man:
All of the firm's attorneys participate in community and national affairs, with many serving on non-profit boards, teaching, publishing or working pro bono publico
. The firm has always been active in many Hawaii business organizations.
Is he trying to do something 'Pro Bono Publico
', or merely being guilty of a form of inverted nationalism similar to that of the quasi socialist Rupert the Blair.
Despite the best professional efforts by Professor Boyle, who is working pro bono publico
on this matter, so far the entire United Nations Organization has refused to act upon this Complaint on behalf of the Children of Iraq.
We the people are acting on our inalienable right to gather in coffee shops where murmurs of Dan Rather's bias may be heard, to rate the Super Bowl commercials, to visit Websites where the big city page-ones are slightingly compared, to read of the advance or retreat of favorite pundits, to be addressed as a knowing insider, to go into the interpretation business pro bono publico
, to mount the electronic stage and there exhibit our special knack for decoding and debunking.