Pro Bono News
Private Law Firms Encouraged To Do More Pro Bono Work by a Foremost Advocate (HI)
Monday, June 17, 2019
- University of Hawai‘i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Private Law Firms Encouraged To Do More Pro Bono Work by a Foremost Advocate
"Danny Greenberg, a life-long advocate for and a leading practitioner of public interest law, told a Hawai’i audience of lawyers, elected officials, and members of the general public that private law firms can easily assist in pro bono work – and often without going to court.
As the keynote speaker at the 2019 Access to Justice Conference at the William S. Richardson School of Law on Friday, June 7, Greenberg pointed out that private firms have numerous ways in which to assist the public service community.
“You don’t only have to go to court to help the public service community,” said Greenberg, Special Counsel for Pro Bono Initiatives at the Schulte Roth & Zabel law firm in New York City.
“Think about the business of running your organization, which they (lawyers) are the weakest at,” he said, suggesting that law firms with expertise in various areas could provide a wide range of meaningful assistance - everything from setting up websites to overseeing rental contracts for office space..."