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

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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 are doing pro bono, and they want us to do it too.

At the most recent Pro Bono Institute conference, attendees were invited to talk on video about the importance of pro bono.  Among those who took the opportunity were representatives of Verizon, Freddie Mac, Caterpillar, Exxon Mobil, Walgreen’s and other representative of corporate legal departments. Pro bono work is very important to these companies. Their in-house lawyers are doing pro bono work themselves, and they are sending attorneys to attend pro bono conferences. If pro bono takes such an important role internally, there’s little doubt that they are also interested in knowing about the pro bono commitment of the law firms they hire! Click on the company names below to see why pro bono matters to them.

Verizon

Freddie Mac

Caterpillar

Exxon Mobil

Walgreen's

And just for fun, here's my own Why Do Pro Bono video.  If you're interested, there are also lots of others available.  Everybody has their own reasons for doing pro bono!

 

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