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
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
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.