461 ABA Journal articles on Pro Bono.
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.
Feb 1, 2018 12:00 AM CST
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.
Dec 1, 2017 1:50 AM CST
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…
Oct 25, 2017 12:53 PM CDT
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.
Oct 24, 2017 9:33 AM CDT
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.
Oct 6, 2017 10:22 AM CDT
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.
Oct 1, 2017 4:15 AM CDT
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.
Sep 21, 2017 7:30 AM CDT
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.
Sep 11, 2017 8:31 AM CDT
The Florida Bar Foundation’s board of directors has approved allocating up to $500,000 to support legal organizations after Hurricane Irma.
The money can be spent to repair building damage, cover…
Sep 8, 2017 10:55 AM CDT
ABA President Hilarie Bass has chosen homeless youth as the pro bono project for her presidency. She says resolving their common legal needs makes a real difference in their lives.
Sep 1, 2017 1:15 AM CDT
The Texas Supreme Court on Tuesday issued an emergency order allowing out-of-state lawyers to practice in the state temporarily to provide pro bono assistance to Hurricane Harvey victims.
Aug 30, 2017 9:07 AM CDT
Mindy Yocum was the mother of a 2-year-old, with another child on the way, when she got the worst kind of news. Her husband, Scott, was closing up at work when three men broke in, stabbed him nearly 30 times, cleaned out the cash register and cut the phone lines.
Aug 30, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
Clemency Project 2014 ended when Barack Obama left office in January. But several legal groups have launched a clemency project of their own aimed at the states.
Aug 25, 2017 3:00 PM CDT
A virtual reality training series are designed to demystify the courtroom experience and entice newer or courtroom-shy attorneys.
Aug 1, 2017 1:55 AM CDT
Over Clemency Project 2014's lifespan of less than three years, Obama commuted the sentences of 1,705 prisoners, 894 of whom were represented by CP14 volunteer attorneys. Those attorneys—almost 4,000 of them—had about 2½ years to process 36,000 applications. Despite its relatively short timeline, it might be the largest pro bono project in American history.
Aug 1, 2017 1:25 AM CDT
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