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June 04, 2019

Save the Date to Celebrate Pro Bono in 2019!

Save the Date for the Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono, October 20-26, 2019

2019 marks the 11th Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono. We need your help to keep the momentum going and make this year's Celebration a success by shining a national spotlight on the pro bono work of America's lawyers!

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service invites you to plan and participate in events focused on domestic violence as part of the 2019 National Celebration of Pro Bono

The repercussions of domestic, sexual, and stalking violence are numerous and heartbreaking. Survivors need assistance in matters such as protective orders, custody, child support, and many other areas. A lawyer’s assistance is critical to help survivors heal, regain stability, and move forward with their lives. Research shows that the availability of civil legal services in a community greatly reduces the likelihood of domestic violence. Pro bono assistance is critical because the supply of attorneys available to assist in domestic violence matters is well below the demand.

October is also domestic violence awareness month. Plan your events to celebrate pro bono and focus on the legal needs of survivors of domestic violence.  We are asking you to do your part to assist survivors of domestic violence by providing pro bono assistance, recognizing attorneys who do the important pro bono work of assisting survivors of domestic and sexual violence, or by providing education and training on the need for pro bono assistance in this area.

Visit the National Celebration of Pro Bono website for planning resources and ideas, to purchase items for your event, or simply to learn more! Contact the ABA’s Center for Pro Bono to help facilitate your planning.

As always, activities involving all aspects of pro bono are welcome and encouraged. The hashtag for the Celebration is #celebrateprobono.  

Don't forget to highlight your community’s efforts by adding your event to the national registry!

Do Good. Do Justice. Do Pro Bono.