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October 11, 2023

October is the National Celebration of Pro Bono!

"Without access to legal representation, individuals have no voice, and are denied the promise of justice for all — a crucial element of democracy. We're here to support your efforts to educate legal professionals and highlight the critical need for pro bono assistance."  --ABA President Mary Smith

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service  and ABA President Mary Smith invite you to join us for the 15th Annual National Celebration of Pro Bono, October 22-28, 2023. During the 2023 Celebration, we encourage you to plan and participate in events around the theme of Voices of Democracy: Ensuring Justice for All.

The 2023 Celebration is an opportunity to connect pro bono providers and attorneys across the nation. We hope you will join us in 2023 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. 

Checkout the national map for this year’s Celebration to find events near you! Post your own events on social media with the hashtag #celebrateprobono and add them to the national registry! Center for Pro Bono staff are here to help. Send your events to us and we can add them for you.

We can’t wait to see how you will Celebrate Pro Bono in 2023! The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is here to support you with resources to assist with planning your events and campaigns.

2023 Book List

Participate in the 2023 Celebration by reading one of our suggested books in 2023, either on your own or with a group. Find a list of our suggested books related to access to justice and pro bono themes here

Thank you for all you do to support your communities and volunteers. We appreciate you and look forward to the 2023 National Celebration of Pro Bono to recognize the amazing work you do every day.

Do Good. Do Justice. Do Pro Bono.