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National Celebration of Pro Bono Update

Monday, June 08, 2009

  • ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service
  • Source: Pennsylvania

The momentum for National Celebration of Pro Bono week is building. Individuals and groups all over the country are planning events to highlight local achievements and needs. There are now over 100 events being planned in 34 states and 65 local communities.

New Website Unveiled

The new National Celebration of Pro Bono website is officially launched! Please visit and explore these important features:

  • A Toolkit to help you plan and implement your Celebration events
  • A Calendar of scheduled events throughout the nation; you’ll want to add your own event(s) to the list
  • An up-to-date List of Participants listing groups that are planning but have not yet confirmed the details of their events.

Website Links

Develop your own state or local website for events, and provide with the link; you can also link directly to the National Celebration of Pro Bono website.


The new website has a video section. Please consider making a video as part of your planning, recruitment, and celebration activities.


Let know about any interesting or noteworthy developments as you plan; the ABA will post your news on the website

Sign Up for RSS Feeds

You can keep up-to-date with the latest Celebration news and events by subscribing to updates in your favorite RSS newsreader.

To sign up for RSS feeds from the Celebration site, simply click the RSS button on the News or Events page and follow the instructions for your particular newsreader.

Consultation Services

The ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is your resource for assistance in planning and implementing your celebration events. Please contact Sharon Browning at with any questions you have.

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