Monday, October 25th, 2010


High -- in antioxidants

Yes they did: It was hard to find at the Arizona State Fair this weekend, but here is a winner in candy. The category? “Joe Arpaio Fudge”

We couldn’t tell from the outside whether it was a cream center or a nut center. What do you think?

If it’s Monday, that means the National Pro Bono Celebration has begun. Didn’t know about it? Read on.

The celebration is sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, and it is “a coordinated national effort to showcase the great difference that pro bono makes.”

This is the event’s second year. In the process, the ABA hopes to persuade more lawyers than ever to help the country’s most vulnerable in their legal needs. They also “showcas[e] the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the nation, its system of justice, its communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve.” And as you might guess, these difficult economic times make the need even more acute.

This week, I will post a few stories about a vital participant in Arizona’s web of legal services: the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. Florence has been doing amazing work since 1989. We will check in on their needs and their progress.

In the meantime, get started yourself. Travel over to the ABA’s dedicated Pro Bono Celebration site.

And then be sure to “Like” the effort on Facebook.

Finally, enjoy a few of the videos posted from around the country touting local efforts to provide remarkable service.

And if you’re still curious about what’s going on, be sure to use and search for the hashtag #pbweek on Twitter.

See you tomorrow.

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