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For Immediate Release

October 25, 2013

Pro Bono Net                                    



Karin Romans, Pro Bono Net

212-760-2554 x496 | kromans@probono.net



Pro Bono Net Celebrates National 'Celebrate Pro Bono' Week

New York, New York (October 25, 2013) - National Celebrate Pro Bono Week focuses the nation's attention on the increasing need for pro bono and acknowledges the dedication and unprecedented response of attorneys who volunteer their services throughout the year.

Pro Bono Net, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged through innovative uses of technology, collaboration and volunteer mobilization, joins this week long celebration to salute the work of volunteer lawyers across the country who help low-income people achieve access to justice.  

Pro Bono Net is proud to have partnered with the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service on the 2013 Celebrate Pro Bono website (www.celebrateprobono.org). As part of the week-long celebration this year (Oct. 20 - 26, Pro Bono Net is pleased to once again present a series of blog posts gathered from members of the legal community on our blog Connecting Justice Communities (www.probono.net/blog). Pro Bono Net will be participating in events and celebrations around the Week and is pleased to join in acknowledging the legal profession?s commitment to pro bono work. This year's guest bloggers represent the entire spectrum of the legal profession, including volunteers and pro bono professionals from law schools, corporations, private law firms and public interest law firms. We'd like to thank our many contributors including Amanda Croushore, Kaye Scholer LLP; Hanh Vo, LinkedIn; Marcia Maack, Mayer Brown LLP; Kimberly Zirkle; Moore & Van Allen PLLC; Mike Winn, OneJustice; Jason Cohen, Reed Smith LLP; Melissa Godwin, Shearman & Sterling LLP; Rachel Andron, Public Interest Center at St. John's School of Law; Luce Pierre-Russon, St. John's Law Student; and John Unruh, Swords to Plowshares.

Pro Bono Net's online platform, at www.probono.net, makes it easy for attorneys to get involved in pro bono work, saving them time and connecting them with opportunities, training events, mentors, and searchable libraries of practice resources they won't find anywhere else. 




About Pro Bono Net

Pro Bono Net is a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged. Through innovative technology solutions and expertise in building and mobilizing justice networks, Pro Bono Net transforms the way legal help reaches the underserved. Our comprehensive programs, including www.probono.net, www.lawhelp.org and www.lawhelpinteractive.org, enable legal advocates to make a stronger impact, increase volunteer participation, and empower the public with resources and self-help tools to improve their lives. For more information, please visit www.probono.net.



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