Report Highlights Effect Of Pro Bono Legal Services (TN)
Friday, October 21, 2016
- Organization: The Chattanoogan
"The Tennessee Supreme Court’s Access to Justice Commission’s released annual report shows Tennessee attorneys are donating more than 500,000 hours of their time annually worth more than $100 million.
For the calendar year 2014, nearly half of all attorneys reported doing some kind of pro bono work. The report shows 7,615 attorneys practicing in Tennessee provided 568,170 hours of pro bono, an average of over 74 hours per reporting attorney. The value of these services is estimated to be over $113 million. Pro bono is a Latin term meaning “for the public good.”..."