August 24, 2018 Articles

Young Lawyers: Why You Should Take a Pro Bono Appeal

Pro bono appeals are often overlooked as a way to give back to the community, but are worth considering for a number of reasons.

By Lara Escobio O'Donnell

As authors in this journal have previously noted, pro bono work is a great way for lawyers to gain experience and to give back to the community. Pro bono appeals programs are often overlooked in this regard. However, such appeals are worth considering for a number of reasons. They provide lawyers—especially younger lawyers in private practice—with experience they would not otherwise receive. Even in jurisdictions that require a certain level of experience or supervision by a more experienced attorney, less experienced attorneys are still generally permitted to handle all aspects of the case, including researching and writing briefs and presenting oral argument.

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