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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

Expanding Amicus Services in Civil Lawsuits

I was recently interviewed by Law Times regarding Pro Bono Law Ontario’s (PBLO) focus on expanding its amicus curiae services in civil lawsuits. Both Elizabeth K.P. Grace and I were approached by PBLO in connection with this...more

Skill Development Through Public Service

Helping others through pro bono advocacy is not only a professional obligation, but it is also a potent tool for professional growth. Ignore— just for a moment—the hopefully obvious benefits to your community, the legal...more

Business Litigation Report -- July 2013

In This Issue: Main Article: ..“Gray-Market” Goods Now Less Gray Practice Area Notes: ..Trial Practice Update ..Structured Finance Litigation Update ..Russia Litigation Update ..White Collar...more

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

Stealth Lawyer: Reverend Luther Zeigler, Minister [Video]

May 8 (Bloomberg) -- Reverend Luther Zeigler, an Episcopal chaplain at Harvard University, talks with Bloomberg Law's Spencer Mazyck about his transition from practicing law at Crowell & Moring LLP to becoming a minister. ...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

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

A Modest Proposal: The Discount and Refund-or-Donate Policy

Originally published in Taxation of Exempts - March/April 2013. Despite all of the jokes to the contrary, lawyers as a professional group are remarkably charitable. Unlike plumbers, doctors, electricians, pharmacists,...more

Ain't Nobody Got Time for That (unhappy clients)

Beware of taking on representation for FREE. Danger, danger!...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

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