Over the past six years, with your help, the ABA's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in creating an annual national spotlight on pro bono. Our collective efforts are helping to increase access to justice for all!
Please mark your calendar for this important week of recognition throughout the country. The Pro Bono Project will once again be sponsoring/co-sponsoring a variety of activities across the metro area to celebrate pro bono.
10/24/15, Saturday—Election Protection Project, 6AM-8PM, at Adams and Reese, in partnership with The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law for the statewide elections on Saturday, October 24. Election Protection is the country’s largest non-partisan voter protection coalition that assists voters with problems and gives them guidance through the voting process, regardless of party affiliation. Email Linton Carney if interested in volunteering. See the Calendar entry for more information.
10/27/15, Tuesday—Two hour CLE, All in the Family, Baker Donelson, 201 St. Charles Avenue, Suite 3600, 10 amto noon. Email Linton Carney to register for the CLE. See the Calendar entry for more information.
Other Clinics Already Staffed
10/27/15—Succession and Wills Clinic
10/28/15 Divorce Workshop
10/29/15—Custody by Mandate Clinic
The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service chose to launch this important initiative because of the increasing need for pro bono services during these harsh economic times and the unprecedented response of attorneys to meet this demand.
"We are bound by a responsibility to use our unique skills and training - not just to advance cases, but to serve a cause; and to help our nation fulfill its founding promise of equal justice under law...The obligation of pro bono service must become a part of the DNA of both the legal profession and of every lawyer." Attorney General Eric Holder
For more information about this week-long event: Pro Bono Celebration