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Standing Committee Pro Bono & Public Service
Establishes professional responsibility to provide pro bono service
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Resolutions from the ABA House of Delegates that pertain to pro bono work and public interest service
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A number of states have implemented rules that permit attorneys who take pro bono cases to earn credit toward mandatory CLE requirements.
Supporting, enhancing and transforming pro bono efforts of in-house legal departments.
Establishing special procedures to enable expanded pro bono efforts in the event of a disaster.
Law school accreditation standard 303(2)(b) deals with pro bono activities offered by law schools to their students.
Standards and resources related to providing pro bono services to persons of limited means.
Requiring pro bono service as a condition to becoming licensed for law practice. A number of states are considering such requirements.
Supporting, enhancing and transforming pro bono efforts of in-house legal departments. See the Pro Bono Institute.
Encouraging retired and inactive attorneys to provide pro bono by waiving some of the normal licensing requirements.
Judicial support of pro bono can increase lawyers' acceptance of responsibility and increase the acceptance of pro bono as a necessary component of access to justice.
Establishing reporting requirements to emphasize pro bono responsibility and to gather data regarding pro bono activities.
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