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VOL. 14, NO. 4
News and Perspectives from the ABA Division for Legal Services
Pro Bono
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Show Me the Money: Successful Fundraising for Legal Aid in Challenging Times
By Meredith McBurney

Fundraising is always a challenge, and it is particularly difficult in the current tough economic times. However, as many access to justice leaders have demonstrated, it is possible to continue generating increased revenues for legal aid. Read more...

From the Chair...
By Lora J. Livingston

Once again, the Joint Meetings Committee of the Commission on IOLTA and the National Association of IOLTA Programs (NAIP) is to be congratulated for producing excellent sessions during the recent Summer IOLTA Workshops in San Francisco. Read more...

Grantee Spotlight: North Dakota’s Council on Abused Women’s Services
By Janelle Moos

The North Dakota Council on Abused Women’s Services (NDCAWS), which was established in 1978 as a Coalition, has grown from a loose network of five organizations to a membership of 21 direct service agencies. Read more...

News and Notes

New Commission Members
The Commission on IOLTA welcomes new members Diane Don, Ainslee Ferdie, Justice Bernette Johnson and Darrell Jordan for the 2010-2011 bar year. Read more...

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Pro Bono

Bankruptcy Assistance: Creative Strategies
By Allyn O’Connor, ABA Assistant Staff Counsel, Business Law Pro Bono Project

As unemployment rates soar and the weakened economy stresses individual finances, more consumers are turning to the bankruptcy process for protection from creditors. Read more...

From the Chair...
By A. Michael Pratt

Thanks to all for a successful second annual National Celebration of Pro Bono. For the second year, over 600 events were held in almost every state and territory. Read more...

An Intriguing Web of Pro Bono Content: A Guide to the ABA Pro Bono Committee’s Web Site
By Steven B. Scudder, Committee Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service

What are some new strategies for engaging judges in supporting our pro bono efforts? Read more...

Policy News

Tennessee Supreme Court Adopts Pro Bono Emeritus Attorney Program
The Tennessee Supreme Court adopted Rule 50A establishing a Pro Bono Emeritus Attorney Program. Read more...

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From the Chair...
By Donald J. Guter, RADM JAGC USN (Ret.)

As 2010 draws to a close, I am presented with an opportunity to reflect on all of the excellent work undertaken by our standing committee. Read more...

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Updated: 12/03/2010