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DIALOGUE Summer 2009

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An Inside Look at Solo and
Small Firm Attorney Pro Bono

By Melanie Kushnir
Assistant Staff Counsel, ABA Center for Pro Bono

While small firm and solo lawyers agree on the need for pro bono legal services, many say the demands of time and a lack of resources make it difficult, if not impossible, for them to contribute.

At the 2006 Annual Meeting, the ABA House of Delegates adopted Resolutions 121A1 and 1052 which, in part, urge solo and small firm lawyers to perform pro bono and community service (respectively).

2009 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award Recipients

The ABA Pro Bono Publico Award is presented each year by the Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service to honor individual lawyers, law firms, law schools, government attorney offices, corporate law departments and other institutions in the legal profession that have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the poor.

The National
Pro Bono Celebration
is scheduled for
October 25
through 31, 2009.

Visit to add your event, join the email list, and learn more about the Celebration.

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