Pro Bono Work Gives Transactional Lawyer Some Courtroom Time
Wednesday, August 04, 2010
- Organization: lawjobs.com
- Source: Pennsylvania
In this article from lawjobs.com, Frank Slover, a partner at Seyfarth Shaw's Atlanta office, discusses how pro bono work was more than just a way to do a public service, but also allowed him to more fully develop himself as a lawyer and to find a source of enjoyment -- from the work, from the feeling that he was doing something good and from the colleagues he worked with.
It descibes some experiences doing guardian ad litem representation and handling family law cases through the Atlanta Volunteer Lawyers Foundation and working as a "senior fellow" at Legal Aid of Cobb County.
Doing such cases provided a transactional attorney with a window onto the world of courtroom law, other than as a witness or juror which proved to be a great personal and professsional experience.