ABA Model Rule 6.1 states:
“Every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay. A lawyer should aspire to render at least (50) hours of pro bono publico legal services per year.”
The International Bar Association’s Pro Bono Declaration states:
"The legal profession reaffirms its commitment to pro bono legal service, as an integral part of the profession, and lawyers and law firms are encouraged to specify a proportion of their time or resources which they will devote per lawyer to pro bono legal service each year.
Pro bono legal service should be provided on a consistent year-round basis, in all manner of criminal, civil and administrative matters where legal aid may be limited, and on a national and international level.”
These statements are not requirements, but they are goals that all lawyers should strive to meet. Our commitment is to meet and exceed these goals by carrying at least one active pro bono case at any given time throughout the year, and by promoting this important work by encouraging clients to get involved in various ways.
The links to the left will provide you with more information about specific areas of pro bono service. We invite you to navigate them, and to contact us for a free initial consultation about your case.