* The committee is monitoring the delivery of legal assistance to victims of Hurricane Michael, and together with The Florida Bar Foundation leadership, legal aid providers, and other stakeholders, is analyzing whether Florida would benefit from changes to its rules to permit out-of-state attorneys to provide pro bono
assistance to disaster victims (similar to the changes implemented in Louisiana and Mississippi in the wake of Hurricane Katrina).
service envisions wide range and varied representation of those who may not otherwise be able to afford legal representations or have the ability to navigate through complicated and intimidating legal landscapes.
The partner who was managing pro bono
activities was not doing it on a full-time basis.
The majority of attorneys who reported doing pro bono
work in 2017 dedicated between 10 hours to more than 50 hours of their time.
Moncrief enjoys the flexibility of pro bono
work, and the appreciation he gets from clients and organization staff.
Lawyers have been providing pro bono
in and around Birmingham for well over 100 years.
His focus on seniors' issues brought an endorsement from Thelma Bland Watson, the executive director of Senior Connections, who estimates the value of Nea's pro bono
services at more than $800,000.
The milestone celebration also included the inaugural Lifetime Pro Bono
Award, presented to Hon.
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.
The objective of the Social Justice Pro Bono
Committee is to offer pro bono
programs to IADC members that allow them to use their skill and initiative to help individuals who would otherwise be unable to afford the skills and talents of an IADC attorney.
The award is in its third year and was established after Kathi Pugh, who retired after over two decades of running the firm's pro bono