Pro Bono with Ease: Giving Back and Giving Your All

Robert Gottfried
Do you have an interest in family law but sit at a desk redlining commercial contracts all day?

Do you have an interest in family law but sit at a desk redlining commercial contracts all day?

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An easy and fulfilling way to give back is to use your law degree and license to help your community. ABA Model Rule of Professional Conduct 6.1 states that every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those who are unable to pay and suggests that every lawyer aspires to provide 50 hours of free legal services to people of limited means or charitable or community organizations each year. Pro bono legal work benefits your community and your clients and is an excellent way to develop more work experience in and out of the courtroom in areas of law you might not practice in your day job.

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