Blog Archive

2019

Pro Se May Be a Solution, But it’s Also a Symptom: A Response to The Atlantic’s "The DIY Divorce"

Community Profile: Jack Fan, Texas Free Legal Answers Volunteer Attorney

Five Pro Bono Projects You Can Do Without Leaving Your House

AALS Releases Law Student Pro Bono Hours Survey

“A Greater Fool” Pro Bono Experiences, Opportunities, Vision

2018

National Federation of Paralegal Associations (NFPA) Celebrate Pro Bono at 2018 Annual Convention

OMG, can we please stop saying “there’s only so much funding to go around”?!

From the Chair: Thanksgiving in America

You Can Be a Superhero

Building a Worthy Legacy - Inspiring words from Buck Lewis

From the Chair: The 10th Anniversary of the National Celebration of Pro Bono

Pro Bono Publico Awards Winners: Ballard Spahr LLP

Pro Bono Publico Awards Winners: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP

Pro Bono Publico Awards Winners: Cooley LLP

Pro Bono Publico Awards Winners: Deborah Coleman, Coleman Law LLC

Pro Bono Publico Award Winners: Patrick Arenz, Robins Kaplan LLP

2018 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon

Remembering Steve Xanthopolous

From the Chair: Imagine

Start Planning to Celebrate Pro Bono in October!

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Approves Pilot Program Allowing CLE Credit for Pro Bono

Community Spotlight: National Association of Pro Bono Professionals

Get the Most Out of the Equal Justice Conference 2018!

Pro Bono Spotlight: Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP, Part 2

Pro Bono Spotlight: Holwell Shuster & Goldberg LLP, Part 1

Alternative Spring Break

Get Ready for the 2018 Equal Justice Conference!

Celebrate Pro Bono in April!

Crisis in Kentucky, Part 2

2017

Illinois Armed Forces Legal Aid Network Launches

Paralegals Partner In Philadelphia Criminal Records Expungement Project

National Federation of Paralegal Asociations (NFPA) Celebrates Pro Bono at 2017 Annual Convention

Federal Bar Association’s New Pro Bono Event: Wills for Veterans

Thank You For Celebrating!

"I Don’t Have Time For Pro Bono!"

Philadelphia Releases Pro Bono Task Force Report

Are You Ready to Celebrate?

Law students can make a difference for hurricane victims

New Website Launches to Connect Volunteer Lawyers to Nonprofits that Need Volunteer Legal Help

Pro Bono in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

Pro Bono Opportunities: Plan on Serving in 2017

NFPA Members Honored With Awards

2017 Pro Bono Publico Awards Luncheon

Start Your National Celebration of Pro Bono Planning Now!

Spotlight on PILI: Part 2

Spotlight on PILI: Part 1

Students Provide Low Income Residents Digital Pro Bono  

6 Marathons in 6 Days for Pro Bono!

Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 2

Pro Bono Spotlight: Tim Purdon and Brendan Johnson, Robins Kaplan LLP, Part 1

One Month Left to Plan Your Memorial Day Events!

Get the Most Out of the Equal Justice Conference 2017!

Using Programming and Law to Make a Difference in Kentucky

Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Florida Coastal School of Law

Get Ready for the 2017 Equal Justice Conference!

Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of Tennessee College of Law

Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Rutgers Law School

Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: University of California, Irvine School of Law

Spring Break Pro Bono Highlights: Brooklyn Law School

Pro Bono Spotlight: Seward & Kissel Team Wins Asylum for Refugees Part II

Pro Bono Spotlight: Seward & Kissel Team Wins Asylum for Refugees

View from the Bench: Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong, U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of New York

In A Blender: Pro Bono Service, Mentoring, And Legal Tech

Pro Bono Surveys

Harnessing In-House Pro Bono

Pro bono Volunteers Mobilize to Assist Immigrants at Airports with Legal Questions and to Staff the California Justice Bus, Courtesy of One Justice

Pro Bono Reporting Comes to North Carolina

The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Year-in-Review

2016

National Celebration of Pro Bono

Could This Simple Idea Solve the Justice Gap?

Raging for Pro Bono: Using Post Election Energy to Recruit Pro Bono Lawyers

NFPA Celebrates Pro Bono at Annual Conference

National Celebration of Pro Bono: New Orleans Perspective

Legal Providers Answer the Call to Serve Veterans

Making a Difference with Pro Bono Work

Help! I Want to Celebrate Pro Bono – But How?!?!

Diversifying through pro bono work

Recruit Retiring Lawyers

The Profound Joy of Pro Bono

Remembering a Pro Bono Hero: Esther Lardent

Pro Bono Innovation Grants from the Legal Services Corporation

Paralegals in Paradise: NFPA Celebrates Pro Bono at Annual Conference

2015

The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service Year-in-Review

Studying Pro Bono at the State Level: Nebraska Completes Survey of Attorneys

Senior Lawyers Serving Justice

Celebrating Our National Celebration of Pro Bono Participants

And Justice for All: An ABA Day of Service

Pro Bono for Financial Empowerment

Crisis in Kentucky: A Call for Help

2015 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: United Airlines Legal Department

2015 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Leslie S. Silverstein

2015 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Jones Day

2015 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Daniel L. Brown

The Need for Pro Bono Programs at Law Firms

2015 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Baylor University School of Law

Sonora Grill: How Microentrepreneurs Create a Thriving Small Business with Business Law Pro Bono Help

From Gang Member to Executive Director of a Nonprofit: Business Law Pro Bono at Work

Appetite For Change: Business Law Pro Bono from the Client’s Perspective

Business Law Pro Bono: How Business Law Lawyers Contribute to Economic Justice

Seeing Black: Unconscious Bias and Pro Bono Lawyers

Toaster, elevator, hula hoop and air conditioning

Upper Midwest Inventor Assistance Program to Expand Access to Pro Bono Patent Services

Adding Online Pro Bono to Your Access to Justice Toolkit

Pro Bono Effect: Making Better Lawyers and a Better Community

TRI-STATE Patent Pro Bono Program to Launch in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut

Advocacy Worthy of a KING


Make Access to Justice for All a New Year’s Resolution

2014

An International Perspective on the Role of Pro Bono

The National Federation of Paralegal Associations Celebrates Pro Bono

Who Are You Gonna Call? How About LSNTAP

Request for Proposals: 2015 Equal Justice Conference

Online Tennessee Justice:  Growing Popularity for a Legal Advice Tool

2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Norton Rose Fulbright

Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Pro Bono!

2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Kermit Lowery

Pro Bono - One Judges' Journey

2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Alan Howard

Call for Proposals: 2015 EJC Law School Preconference

2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Judge Edward Ginsburg

2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Dechert LLP

The Clearinghouse Library for Pro Bono Adds Technology Items

2014 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipients

Try it, you’ll like it:  taking pro bono outside of your comfort zone

Pro Bono and Private Bar Support – An Era of Progress!

When Families Fight – Mandatory Reporting of Pro Bono Hours in New York

Community Profile: Julia Wilson, Executive Director of OneJustice

Pro Bono via Limited Engagement

Community profile: Pamela Robinson, University of South Carolina School of Law

Pro Bono From the Heart

The Scoop on New York’s “Pro Bono Scholar Program”

United Airline’s Legal Department Pro Bono

The Equal Justice Conference in Portland – Register Now!

Volunteering and avoiding burnout in the New Year

2013

Pro Bono Holiday Gift Guide

Pro Bono Week & The Justice Bus

What goes around comes around

How does mandatory pro bono impact LLM applicants?

Public Counsel’s Pro Bono Pitch!

Revamped IllinoisProBono.org Launches in Celebration of Pro Bono Week!

It’s time to Celebrate Pro Bono! #pbweek

What’s in a Name? New York and Mandatory Pro Bono

2013 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Jeffrey Trachtman

2013 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Leonard, Street and Deinard

Equal Justice Conference 2014 – Law School Pre-conference Request for Proposals

2013 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Patricia Lee

2013 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Exelon Corporation

Advancing Pro Bono through Access to Justice Commissions

2013 Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient: Bruce B. Blackwell

Virtual Pro Bono: A Desk-Top Conference

New ABA initiative to provide pro bono legal assistance to military veterans

Center for Pro Bono at the ABA Annual Meeting

Free webinar: Ethics Issues in Pro Bono Practice

Prospective Law Students Favor Pro Bono Requirement

Celebration of Pro Bono Store is Now Open!

New Book: Helping a Hero

American Lawyer’s 2013 Pro Bono Report

National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys Adopts Legal Assistance Recommendations

California’s proposed practical skills requirement

Pro Bono Summer Reading

New York lawyers’ pro bono hours will be made public

Community Profile: Julie Jackson, Tulane School of Law

Call for Equal Justice Conference pictures!


Community Profile: Justice Janice Holder

Reflections of a Graduating Law Student on the 2013 Equal Justice Conference

Community Profile (con’t): Lisa Borden, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

Community Profile: Lisa Borden, Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz

2013 ABA Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Pro Bono Advocacy Award

How to get the most out of the Equal Justice Conference

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Helenka Marculewicz, Executive Director, Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyers Project

2013 ABA Outstanding Medical-Legal Partnership Pro Bono Advocacy Award

Is It Time for Us to Rethink How We Support Nonprofits?

OneJustice: Justice Karaoke

In Memoriam: William Reece Smith Jr

Pro Bono Webinar Roundup

2012

New Year’s Pro Bono Countdown and Challenge!

Tis the Season…

A Breath of Hope: A Great Gift for the Holidays

Community Profile (Cont’d): Nicole Eichberger, Senior Associate, Proskauer Rose, LLP

Community Profile: Nicole Eichberger, Senior Associate, Proskauer Rose, LLP

Giving Thanks

Sandy Highlights the Importance of Pro Bono

Mobile Technology

National Pro Bono Celebration 2012 Blog Roundup

Mandatory Pro Bono for Admission: the Domino Effect?

Have You Added Your Celebration Programs to Your Facebook Events Page?

The Results Are In…

Engaging Non-Lawyer Volunteers in Pro Bono Projects

Do We Make the Grade?

Technology Information and Discounts

Celebrate Good Times!

The Perfect Marriage: Solo Practice Support that Improves Access to Justice

Overview of the LSC National Technology Summit

Ease into Pro Bono Mobile Apps…

Should Law Student Clinical and Externship Hours Count as Pro Bono?

It Starts At The Top

Still Haven’t Considered Incorporating Limited Scope Representation in Your Program? You Should!

Do You Thank Your Staff?

Celebrating the One-Year Anniversary of the Pro Bono Patent Prosecution Program

What’s Holding You Back?

Community Profiles: Mid-Shore Pro Bono Part 2

Community Profiles: Mid-Shore Pro Bono Part 1

Pro Bono Management – Not Just a Job Any More

The New York Times Invitation to Dialogue: NY’s Mandatory Pro Bono Admission Requirement

Pro Bono in Action: Chicago Business Litigation Boutique Partners with Local Legal Services Program to Help Students Stay in School

Let’s Take a Deep Breath of Fresh Air

New York to Become the First State to Require Pro Bono Service for Admission to the Bar

Community Profiles: Erick Cordero Giorgana, Alaska Legal Services Corporation Part 2

Community Profiles: Erick Cordero Giorgana, Alaska Legal Services Corporation Part 1

Social Media and the Equal Justice Conference

2012 Equal Justice Conference – Jacksonville, FL

Pro Bono Service as a Sanction in Discipline Cases

Community Profiles: Berkeley Law’s Student Initiated and Student Run Pro Bono Program (part 2)

Community Profile: Berkeley Law’s Student Initiated and Student Run Pro Bono Program (part 1)

ABA Releases a New Medical-Legal Partnership Children’s Book

Community Profiles: Kathy Para, Pro Bono Development Coordinator, Jacksonville Area Legal Aid

ABA GP Solo Publication Focuses on Pro Bono

Community Lawyering: Using Lowbono as a Resource for Clients and Practitioners

What People Think I Do: Pro Bono Managers

The Value of Pro Bono

Is Your Program Connected To Your Constituency?

How Can Technology Facilitate Pro Bono?

Seizing Opportunity: Embarking on an International Pro Bono Experience

Community Profiles: Jennifer van Dulman, Volunteer Legal Services Program

Academic Research, Volunteer Management and Pro Bono

Stepping Up to the Challenge

2011

Resolving to Improve Pro Bono Legal Services in the New Year

Pro Bono Community Profiles: Thomas Maligno, Touro Law’s William Randolph Hearst Public Advocacy Center

Pro Bono Community Profiles: The SAILS Project, Washington, DC

What Happens When a Pro Bono Attorney and Client Have Problems?

A Season for Appreciation

Community Profiles: The O’Melveny & Myers LLP/Participant Media Pro Bono Partnership

Pro Bono Community Profiles: The O’Melveny & Myers LLP/Participant Media Pro Bono Partnership

Celebration of Pro Bono Blog Roundup

You Can See It in Their Faces

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder’s Remarks at the National Pro Bono Summit

The Benefits of Pro Bono, as Experienced Through One Case

Pro Bono? There’s an App for That!

Corporate Pro Bono: Unique Opportunities for Lawyers to Utilize Transactional Skills to Help their Community

Are You Up to the Challenge?

Legal Assistants and Paralegals Providing Pro Bono

Pro Bono Can Fall Within Your Comfort Zone!

Pro Bono Community Profiles: Sharon Goldsmith, Pro Bono Resource Center of Maryland Part 1 and Part 2.

Using Technology to Deliver Pro Bono Services