The National Pro Bono Celebration, sponsored by the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, will start Monday. It is a coordinated effort to showcase the work and impact of pro bono lawyers across the country. The week is also dedicated to encouraging pro bono service by lawyers to meet the increasing need for representation of low-income and vulnerable clients in civil legal matters.
As part of the national celebration, the Minnesota State Bar Association is coordinating a series of civil legal clinics, continuing legal education programs and celebrations across the state to honor the work of Minnesota lawyers who provide pro bono representation throughout the year, and to highlight opportunities for pro bono service to those who cannot afford legal assistance.
For more information on the events, including a calendar of CLE seminars and other social events, visit the Pro Justice website.