During October, many people across the country will pause to think about—legal representation. More specifically, pro bono representation.
As the ABA says:
“Nationally, lawyers spend thousands of hours providing free services to people who can’t afford legal representation. To recognize their contributions to clients and the nation’s system of justice, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is sponsoring the 2010 National Pro Bono Celebration from October 24 through October 30, 2010. During this week, local communities will hold events to celebrate these individuals and the amazing work that they do.”
Through the wonders of the Internet and something called Pledgebank.com, I’ve made a commitment to write an online story in that week on the topic of pro bono.
In fact, it would be great to tell a few pro bono stories that week. After all, Arizona has great pro bono stories to tell—doesn’t it?
Comment here, or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.