Beginning Oct. 24, hundreds of law firms, bar associations and other legal groups across the country will recognize work done on behalf of the poor and underserved. The second annual pro bono celebration is sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono. The celebration continues through Oct. 30.
State and local bar associations, law firms, law schools and other legal organizations are organizing events that highlight ongoing programs or develop news ones. More than half of the events are either direct service clinics for low-income individuals or training for lawyers in specific pro bono work, including service to immigrant communities, domestic violence victims and general legal advice. As of today, organizers have planned more than 485 events in 48 states.
Additional information about Celebrate Pro Bono Week, as well as a list of planned events and an interactive map is available here.