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pro bono

Pro bono publico, Latin, for the good of the public adjective Referring to a non-reimbursed service–health care, legal advice by an attorney to those who cannot afford to pay professional fees. See Learned profession, Profession.
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The milestone celebration also included the inaugural Lifetime Pro Bono Award, presented to Hon.
org, serves as a marketing tool for specific pro bono cases.
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 participation.
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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.
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.