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National Celebration to Highlight Importance of Pro Bono

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

  • Sean Driscoll
  • LSC

More than 200 events have been confirmed or are being planned for the National Celebration of Pro Bono that will be held October 25 through 31 across the country.

The American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is sponsoring the celebration, a first for the nation. Events are scheduled to be held in at least 45 states, according to the committee’s tally at the start of August.

The celebration is a coordinated effort to showcase the significant difference that pro bono lawyers can make to their country and its justice system, their communities and the clients they serve. Organizers also hope the event will help recruit new volunteer attorneys to meet the ever-growing needs of the country’s most vulnerable citizens. In many communities, legal services programs are collaborating with state and local bar groups, courts, access to justice commissions, law schools and others to plan events that recognize volunteer contributions to the mission of their programs.

For information about the national celebration, and resources to help in planning an event, go to the National Celebration of Pro Bono website at



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