February 18, 2020 Feature

When Less Is More: What You Can Gain from Pro Bono and Low Bono Work

Sheila-Marie Finkelstein

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Doing pro bono and low bono work improves attorneys’ skill set, exposes them to different types of clients or cases, and expands their network.

Doing pro bono and low bono work improves attorneys’ skill set, exposes them to different types of clients or cases, and expands their network.

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I was raised to be of service to others and have a particular passion for veterans because of my family service history. I have four grandparents who served in the armed forces (my 98-year-old grandmother was one of the first women in the Navy), and my mother has been a registered nurse at the Long Beach Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital for almost 30 years. I received my official VA volunteer ID around the age of ten, and I clerked for the U.S. Air Force JAG during law school. All of this led me to seek VA accreditation as an attorney.

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