The milestone celebration also included the inaugural Lifetime Pro Bono
Award, presented to Hon.
org, serves as a marketing tool for specific pro bono
Every licensed attorney in the country would have to do 200 hours a year of pro bono
in order to meet the unmet legal needs of just the indigent population of this country.
12 of the Bar rules, the "emeritus attorney" guidelines for pro bono
A senior partner's 10 tips for volunteering for young attorneys Law firm provides pro bono
services to needy Detroit man ______________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
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
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.
Baroness Scotland said: "The essence of pro bono
work is it is undertaken, both professionally and passionately, to meet the needs of those who cannot afford to pay for legal advice and representation.
Ultimately, litigation is litigation, so if you go to court on a regular basis, you can handle nearly anything a pro bono
program can throw at you.
National Pro Bono
Week, in its seventh year, spotlighted pro bono
work and told lawyers how they can provide free legal advice and assistance.