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June 14, 2023 Ready Resources

Ready Resources in Public Service and Ways to Help Your Community

Check out these ABA books and web resources in public service and ways to help your community.

Check out these ABA books and web resources in public service and ways to help your community.

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Searching for additional resources in public service and ways to help your community? Take a look at the ABA publications below, and check out the helpful links to website resources hosted by the GPSolo Division and the ABA. To order any of the products listed below, call the ABA Service Center at 800/285-2221 or visit our website at

The ABCs of Nonprofits, Second Edition

By Lisa A. Runquist (ABA Business Law Section; 2015; 5070689; $44.95; member price $34.95)

This updated second edition is an excellent primer that will help nonprofits and their lawyers figure out where to start, what works, what doesn’t, and why.

Changing Lives: Lawyers Fighting for Children

Edited by Lourdes M. Rosado (ABA Section of Litigation; 2014; 5310429; $15; member price $13.50)

This book demonstrates the critical role that attorneys—both those who do this as a full-time vocation and members of the private bar who undertake pro bono representation—play in changing the life courses of our most at-risk children.

Investing for Social Impact, Economic Justice, and Racial Equity

Edited by Dorcas R. Gilmore, Lisa Green Hall, and Susan R. Jones (ABA Business Law Section; 2023; 5070813; $69.95; member price $54.95)

This guide provides an understanding of the latest U.S. private and public investment strategies and offers legal tools and checklists created by lawyers and practitioners serving both investors and investees.

Meeting the Legal Needs of Disaster Survivors: Third Responders

Edited by David Hoa Khoa Nguyen (ABA Section of State and Local Government Law; 2021; 5330256; $69.95; member price $55.96)

This volume brings together some of the United States’ most knowledgeable experts on disaster law to provide a critical resource for pro bono attorneys and other stakeholders to understand the essentials of disaster law practice.

Nonprofit Law: A Practical Guide to Legal Issues for Nonprofit Organizations

Edited by Willard L. Boyd III (ABA Business Law Section; 2017; 5070749; $54.95; member price $44.95)

Written by leaders in the field, this resource covers the formation, tax, governance, and documentation of nonprofits, as well as other areas, including mergers and sale of assets of nonprofits and dissolution of nonprofits.

Standards For Programs Providing Civil Pro Bono Legal Services To Persons of Limited Means

By Cheryl M. Zalenski (ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service; 2014; 1620614; $99.95; member price $79.95)

This book provides guidance on the necessary elements of an effective pro bono program, including becoming effective and efficient in finding volunteers, meeting the clients’ needs, and providing high-quality service for volunteer lawyers and clients.

GPSolo Division Links

Resource page for starting and running a law firm
Solo/Small Firm Forms Library
Sponsors page

Other Links from the ABA

ABA Center for Pro Bono

ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service

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