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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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Finally, as to pro-bono obligations, the Enron scandal and other well-publicized accounting misfeasance or malfeasance have damaged the accounting profession's reputation in the public's eyes, which behooves CPAs to do what they can to restore the public's trust and admiration for the profession.
As a firm, we encourage all our attorneys and paralegals to seek out pro-bono work and to help give back to the communities we live and work in.
Pro-bono is a legal term for looking after the public good and is effectively free advice for those who cannot afford it.