Pro Bono

470 ABA Journal Pro Bono articles.

Clemency project recipient gets a smartphone—and hope
James Ledford got his first smartphone in June. It has a bit of a learning curve.
How pro bono representations lead to paid work for lawyers
Pro bono matters can lead to paid work for lawyers. Attorneys have a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay.
Has pro bono work helped you professionally?
Can pro bono pay off?
San Diego clinic founder helps human trafficking victims rebuild their lives
As founder and president of the Free to Thrive legal clinic in San Diego, Jamie Quient uses her networking skills to get her clients access to safe housing, drug treatment programs and job training.
Which lawyers spend the most time on pro bono? ABA surveyed 47,000 for the answer
Eighty-one percent of lawyers surveyed said they provided pro bono services at some point in their careers, while just over half said they provided such services in 2016, according to a survey by the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono & Public Service.
#MeToo movement sparks national legal response
Attorneys are on the front lines of hotlines and assistance programs that connect alleged sex assault and harassment victims with lawyers willing to take their cases.
Serving the Profession: The ABA fights for lawyers, legal rights and a better system of justice
In meetings with lawyers around the country, a question I often hear is: “What does the ABA do for me?” My answer every time: More than you realize.
Legal community meets relief challenges after hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Attorneys affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma have risen to the occasion in ways personal, professional and altruistic, even when dealing with storm damage of their own. And four months after two hurricanes hit Puerto Rico, the situation for lawyers there is still hard to assess.
Nixon Peabody opens tech incubator for LGBTQ entrepreneurs
Nixon Peabody’s San Francisco office is now home to a rainbow crew of LGBTQ startups, with seven already part of the new StartOut Growth Lab and about a dozen in the pipeline.
Have you worked on any pro bono cases this year?

This week is the ABA’s National Pro Bono Celebration, and lawyers and law firms across the nation are participating in volunteer events. Many efforts this year are in response…

Posner says he is organizing a national pro-bono group that includes ex-prisoner
Updated: Former Judge Richard Posner is continuing his quest to help pro se litigants by forming a nationwide pro bono law group made up of lawyers and consultants.
Las Vegas shooting victims and their families are offered free civil legal help

Victims of Sunday night’s mass shooting in Las Vegas and their family members are being offered free civil legal help by the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada.

The…

Tackling the Homeless Youth Crisis
The American Bar Association believes this is a global civil rights issue, and we urgently need the help of lawyers and legal leaders across the country.
ABA helps set up hotline for islanders needing legal assistance after hurricanes

With the infrastructure of the U.S. Virgin Islands heavily damaged by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the ABA has helped launch a mainland hotline for those needing legal assistance.

By dialing…

Florida Bar raises income cap for Free Legal Answers website to help Hurricane Irma victims
The Florida Bar has raised the income cap for users of the Florida Free Legal Answers online legal clinic to help more victims of Hurricane Irma get answers to their legal questions.

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