516 ABA Journal Pro Bono articles.
Two former mobile home owners have filed a malpractice suit against Jones Day that claims that the law firm’s work on their eviction case was a “fiasco.”
Zona Bernier and…
Aug 1, 2019 2:09 PM CDT
Asylum-seekers who have legal representation have a five times greater chance of winning their case. That’s the motivation behind Pro Bono Matters for Children Facing Deportation, an online platform…
Jul 25, 2019 2:48 PM CDT
The legal profession is a noble one. But is that the impression that the public has of attorneys? Lawyer Marcel Strigberger shares his thoughts on why the profession is generally viewed unsympathetically.
Jul 25, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
“Part of the whole point, I think, in the ABA making this opportunity available is so that people can talk about it to people who care what’s happening on the border but can’t go themselves,” says Mary Ryan, an environmental litigator at Nutter McClennen & Fish in Boston. “It will make you a better advocate.”
Jul 24, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
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“One of the things that I’m most proud of is having a minority firm survive for 44 years, and with a sense of values, sense of principles,” says personal injury lawyer Dale Minami. “Over the years, I think, on balance, we’ve been able both to do good and do well.” Minami will be presented with the ABA Medal, the ABA’s highest honor, at the 2019 annual meeting in San Francisco.
Jun 19, 2019 6:00 AM CDT
A California inmate sentenced to life in prison for a three-strikes conviction on a joyriding charge has been released from prison after serving 23 years.
Kenneth Oliver, 52, was freed…
Jun 6, 2019 1:09 PM CDT
Hogan Lovells has donated $1 million to the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law to help advance its legal work against racial discrimination.
The donation to the committee is…
May 9, 2019 7:00 AM CDT
May 3, 2019 9:25 AM CDT
Jack Fan is a volunteer with Texas Legal Answers, part of the ABA’s Free Legal Answers virtual legal aid clinic. The service allows income-eligible clients to post civil legal questions for pro bono attorneys in their state. According to the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service, which annually recognizes attorneys who provide extraordinary pro bono services through Free Legal Answers, Fan has answered more questions than any other attorney in the country. In 2018, he responded to nearly 1,100 of them.
May 1, 2019 1:30 AM CDT
Apr 17, 2019 6:30 AM CDT
The American Bar Association Board of Governors approved a one-time American Bar Endowment Opportunity Grant of $150,000 from the ABE to the Commission on Immigration. The money is expected to fund the hiring of a pro bono coordinator to manage new volunteers.
Apr 1, 2019 12:40 AM CDT
On Nov. 30, Alaska residents experienced a 7.0 magnitude earthquake. While there were no casualties, there have been nearly 5,000 aftershocks since. This has resulted in ongoing damage coupled with…
Mar 11, 2019 11:30 AM CDT
Attorneys are flocking to volunteer for bar association programs that help with probate, child custody, guardianship, victim compensation or trust matters.
Mar 1, 2019 1:40 AM CST