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4 Ways You Can Celebrate Pro Bono Week

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By Laura Temme, Esq. on October 21, 2019 2:46 PM

Every year, the last full week of October is the time for the National Celebration of Pro Bono. Whether it's recognizing the excellent work of other pro bono attorneys or finding new ways to donate your time, this week is dedicated to the positive impact lawyers can have on their community.

We're kicking of Pro Bono Week with a list of ways you can get involved.

1. Check Out Events Near You

The ABA's event calendar includes Pro Bono Week events going on in every jurisdiction. From a Pro Se Guardianship clinic in Mobile, Alabama to Annapolis, Maryland's Pro Bono Advice-A-Thon, there's a little something for everyone.

2. Think About Who You Want to Help

Perhaps your talents are best suited to helping survivors of gender-based violence, or you want to provide pro bono advice for non-profits. Thinking about your passions (other than the law) can help point you towards who can benefit most from your pro bono services.

3. Recruit Others

If you already have a favorite program for pro bono work, talk to colleagues about joining you. There might even be an opportunity for an in-house program!

4. Join a Network

Programs all over the nation help connect attorneys to volunteer and pro bono opportunities. Joining one can connect you with the people who need your help the most.

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