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Celebrate Pro Bono

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National Celebration of Pro Bono

October 22-28, 2017



Over the past eight years, with your help, the ABA's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service has succeeded in focusing an annual national spotlight on pro bono. During the 2016 National Celebration, over 700 organizations participated by planning more than 1200 events!
This year’s National Celebration is only a few short months away! Stay-tuned for exciting updates about the 2017 Celebration. The Celebration store will be launching in July with new and unique gift and promotional items for your pro bono volunteers!
Check-out our planning resources and event examples to help you as you begin your planning for the 2017 Celebration!




Thanks to All for Participating
in Celebrate Pro Bono Week 2016

Do Good. Do Justice. Do Pro Bono.

ABA President Linda Klein welcomes you to the National Celebration of Pro Bono!


Why Celebrate Pro Bono?

Picture of confetti in the airThe 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. The National Pro Bono Celebration can be an effective strategic tool for enhancing and expanding local efforts to increase access to justice for all. Use it to increase pro bono participation and expand legal services to low income individuals and groups.

Although national in breadth, the Celebration provides an opportunity for local legal associations across the country to take the next step in their efforts to provide high quality legal services to those living on the social margins.

A guiding principle of the Pro Bono Committee is to support these local efforts and to assist in their growth and effectiveness by providing information, planning guides, resources, and consultation services through this website. The legal needs of the poor are local issues, and although nationwide, this celebration is intended to have a local focus and impact. Goals for the celebration include:
1. Recruiting more pro bono volunteers and increasing legal services to poor and vulnerable people.
2. Mobilizing community support for pro bono.
3. Fostering collaborative relationships
4. Recognizing the pro bono efforts of America's lawyers

This site is designed to maximize participation in the National Pro Bono Celebration. Please visit often for updates, and contact us for additional information and assistance.


"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." Eric Holder

Read Attorney General Eric Holder's address to participants at the National Pro Bono Summit on October 24, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

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Stay-Tuned for the 2017 National Celebration of Pro Bono!
October 22-28, 2017
Start your planning now, your event could be featured here!

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