Pro Bono Net is pleased to announced our partnerships and celebrations surrounding the 2014 National Celebrate Pro Bono Week (October 19 – 25). National Celebrate Pro Bono Week focuses the nation’s attention on the increasing need for pro bono and acknowledges the dedication and unprecedented response of attorneys who volunteer their services throughout the year. Pro Bono Net, a national non-profit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice for the disadvantaged through innovative uses of technology, collaboration, and volunteer mobilization, joins this week long celebration to salute the work of volunteer lawyers across the country who help low-income people achieve access to justice.
Pro Bono Net is proud to have partnered with the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service on the 2014 Celebrate Pro Bono website (www.celebrateprobono.org). Lawyers, law students, and paralegals interested in volunteering can find organizations in Pro Bono Net’s national opportunities guide (http://www.probono.net/oppsguide/) and training events on the Pro Bono Net Calendar (http://www.probono.net/calendar/). As part of the celebration this year Pro Bono Net is excited to once again present a series of blog posts gathered from members of the legal community on our blog Connecting Justice Communities (www.probono.net/blog).
This year we will welcome guest bloggers from the entire spectrum of the legal profession, including volunteers and pro bono professionals from nonprofits, corporations, private law firms and public interest law firms. Our contributors include Audrey Roofeh, Polaris Project; Stacy Lefkowitz, Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, Inc; Nura Maznavi, American Bar Association; Malorie Medellin, Latham & Watkins LLP; Jillian Theil, Pro Bono Net; and several others in the pro bono community. These posts will appear on the blog starting during Celebrate Pro Bono Week and into early November.
Pro Bono Net will be participating in events and celebrations around the Week, including a joint-webinar with LSNTAP on technological innovations in pro bono delivery, and is pleased to join in acknowledging the legal profession’s commitment to pro bono work. Pro Bono Net’s online platform, at www.probono.net, makes it easy for attorneys to get involved in pro bono work, saving them time and connecting them with opportunities, training events, mentors, and searchable libraries of practice resources they won’t find anywhere else.