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Veteran Receives Compensation for Injury After Pro Bono Battle

Baker Donelson lawyer Frank S. James, together with the veterans legal clinic at the University of California at Berkeley, scored a victory recently in a long and hard fought battle to obtain military insurance benefits for...more

Let's Talk About Race And Pro Bono

There has been a great deal of sorely needed discussion lately about issues of racial inequality, racially disparate justice, and white privilege. I have always been one to think about these matters in my own life and work....more

Unsexy, Unglamorous Legal Needs Deserve More Pro Bono Attention

During the time I have been managing Baker Donelson's pro bono programs, I've been impressed and gratified to see lawyers and bar associations and groups across the country step up en masse to tackle some very important...more

Does Law Firm Pro Bono Come At The Expense Of Paying Clients?

Pro bono has come a long way in the last decade or two. More and more law firms have effective, structured pro bono programs, and many corporate legal departments either have pro bono programs or are working on developing...more

Is Pro Bono A Cure, Or Just A Bandaid?

We live in a very superficial culture, especially when it comes taking care of things that are hard, or expensive. Or things that can't be fixed overnight. We like instant gratification. We like to congratulate ourselves for...more

1/3/2014  /  Pro Bono

Homeless Court Getting Ready To Offer Justice and Hope In Birmingham

Our Birmingham office had the honor last week of hosting a training conference for those who will be participants in the operation of a new Homeless Court in the City of Birmingham Municipal Court....more

"Pro Bono" and "Marketing" - Yes, You Can Use Them Together In A Sentence

Earlier this week, I participated in a panel presentation for the Legal Marketing Association. Topic - Marketing Your Law Firm's Pro Bono Program. Contrary to what might seem the natural and immediate reaction, marketing pro...more

5/6/2013  /  Marketing , Pro Bono , Websites

Law Firm Staff Love Pro Bono Too!

You already know that Baker Donelson lawyers love pro bono, but I'm here to tell you - our staff loves pro bono too! It is so easy, and so rewarding, to get law firm staff involved in pro bono work. Of course, they can do...more

Need Another Reason To Do Pro Bono? Just Ask Corporate Clients

Why do pro bono? There are many great reasons, of course. Almost as many great reasons as there are lawyers to do pro bono and pro bono clients to serve. But one you may not have thought about is this: our corporate clients...more

1/14/2013  /  Freddie Mac , Pro Bono , Verizon , Walgreens
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