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September 30, 2021

It's Almost Time to Celebrate Pro Bono

One Month To Go Until We Celebrate Pro Bono!

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service invites you to join us this October for the National Celebration of Pro Bono. The 2021 Celebration will center on the legal needs of vulnerable communities resulting from the pandemic. As we move forward in a post-pandemic world, we encourage programs to recognize the efforts of pro bono attorneys during the pandemic and to focus on the many impacts on vulnerable communities, such as evictions, housing injustice, racial disparities, and challenges to accessing legal services. The 2021 Celebration is an opportunity to connect pro bono providers and attorneys across the nation. We hope you will join us in 2021 to showcase the incredible difference that pro bono lawyers make to our nation, to our system of justice, to our communities, and most of all, to the clients they serve. 

Special Events in 2021

New for 2021: This year, we invite you to join us in reading “A Knock at Midnight” and participating in an exclusive Q&A with author Brittany Barnett on October 27th at 4pm ET. Please share this information with your networks! 

Register today!  

Consider hosting your own book club – we have compiled a list of suggested books on the topics of pro bono and access to justice.

Law Student Video Contest

Calling all aspiring directors and actors! The Committee is sponsoring a law student video contest in 2021. The winner of the contest will receive a law student registration to the 2022 Equal Justice Conference in Minneapolis. Learn More Here!

Visit the Celebration Store today to purchase volunteer appreciation gifts!

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is here support you with resources to assist with planning your events and campaigns. Visit our National Celebration of Pro Bono website for event ideas and resources, or contact the ABA’s Center for Pro Bono to help facilitate your planning.

Register Your Events Now

As always, activities involving all aspects of pro bono are welcome and encouraged. The hashtag for the Celebration is #celebrateprobono. Highlight your community’s efforts by adding your event to the national registry! Email the Center for Pro Bono for assistance posting your events.

Thank you for all you do to support your communities and volunteers. We appreciate you and look forward to the 2021 National Celebration of Pro Bono to recognize the amazing work you do every day.

Do Good. Do Justice. Do Pro Bono.