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For Immediate Release
October 24, 2016 Pro Bono Net                                          

Jax Gitzes, Pro Bono Net
212-760-2554 x462 | jgitzes@probono.net

Pro Bono Net Celebrates National 'Celebrate Pro Bono' Week

Volunteering Through Technology Initiative


New York, New York (October 24, 2015) - Pro Bono Net is pleased to announce our partnerships and celebrations surrounding National Celebrate Pro Bono Week (October 23-29). 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.  

This year we are celebrating National Pro Bono Week through a special Volunteering Through Technology Initiative.  As part of this initiative, we will feature pro bono volunteers who are currently participating in some of our technology-enabled initiatives that help increase access to justice throughout the nation.  This includes the power and potential of technology to help bridge the urban-rural divide in our newest initiative "Closing the Gap"; simplifying complex legal forms via document assembly tools and leveraging technology to expand volunteer efforts in court self-help centers; and more. Each of the profiles provide a valuable insight into the motivations, rewards and incentives to volunteer, and the role of technology in pro bono and increasing access to justice.

Visit our Connecting Justice Communities blog starting Tuesday 10/25, to view the first of our profiles set to be released throughout the week, and hear directly from the volunteers themselves that are engaged in these exciting projects. Learn more on our Celebrate Pro Bono Week page.



About Pro Bono Net

Pro Bono Net is a national non-profit organization, founded 15 years ago, 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. Today, we work with a broad network of access-to-justice partners to close the justice gap.  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.

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.  Interested in finding a volunteer opportunity that's right for you?  Start searching our Pro Bono Opportunities Guide now! www.probono.net/oppsguide



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