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Charities: Increased Corporatisation and Its Impact On The Pro Bono Space

by Morgan Lewis on

The increased adoption of a corporate structure by charities has resulted in enhanced pro bono opportunities for law firms in Singapore....more

Firmwide response to travel bans

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Learn how Ropes & Gray mobilized resources in response to executive orders restricting travel....more

Singapore In-House Legal Counsel Pro Bono Guide

by DLA Piper on

In recent years, pro bono legal projects have experienced a major surge in popularity among in-house legal teams around the world. It’s a trend that has emerged from the United States, where the number of in-house pro bono...more

City Must Save Neighborhoods From the Tangled-Title Epidemic

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Inga Saffron's recent Inquirer article drew a powerful connection between gentrification and the issue of tangled titles. With home values in certain neighborhoods rising, and properties becoming more attractive to outside...more

PR, Integrity and Standing Up for the Rule of Law

by JD Supra Perspectives on

If 97 companies, most of them Valley leaders, can join a 9th Circuit brief and 160 companies can jointly speak publicly against a clearly discriminatory ban, why can’t their lawyers? ...more

Pro Bono Appeal: Navigating Inconsistencies in Posthumous DNA Testing Statutes

by Farrell Fritz, P.C. on

Family Court Act § 519 and Estates Powers and Trusts Law (“EPTL”) § 4-1.2 both address a child’s right to prove paternity after the putative father’s death. However, DNA testing may be considered under Family Court Act § 519...more

Takeaways From A Criminal Pro Bono Case

by WilmerHale on

During the course of a criminal case, victims often go unrepresented. In many instances, this lack of representation suits all parties: The victim is able to have a limited role in the case, and the government is free to make...more

A Response to: 'Forcing Lawyers to Perform Pro Bono Services'

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In his article in Verdict (July 18, 2016), Prof. Ronald Rotunda, responding to comments on pro bono delivered by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor at a national conference of the American Law Institute, rightly states...more

Have your clients had their legal checkup?

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

In August 2014, the ABA's Commission on the Future of Legal Services set out to improve the delivery of, and access to, legal services in the United States. (Report on the Future of Legal Service in the United States, p.4) ...more

My First Trial: Lessons I Learned in a Pelican Bay Prison Case

by WilmerHale on

I was 16 years old when, like much of the nation, I became transfixed by the O.J. Simpson criminal trial. I knew then I wanted to be a lawyer. Fast forward 20 years to a federal courtroom in San Francisco where I represented...more

How Pro Bono Contributes to a Successful Career

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

One of the essential elements of what makes practicing law a profession ... is the commitment of every lawyer to uphold the law and contribute to access to justice. A Different View - We respectfully suggest...more

Sample Letter of Demand for a Dog Attack Claim

If you’ve been the victim of a dog bite attack, should you hire an experienced dog bite lawyer to assist you with your legal claim? Generally speaking, the answer is a resounding yes. By retaining a knowledgeable attorney who...more

Partners in Service: Benefits of a Lawyer-Client Pro Bono Team

As attorneys, we are fortunate to be in a profession that provides a unique and meaningful opportunity to serve our community. Pro bono service allows us to put our specialized skills and experience to work to better the...more

Filing and Litigating a Hague Convention Child Abduction Civil Case in Federal Court

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Background on Child Abduction Cases Under the Hague Convention - The Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction (“Hague Convention”) is an international treaty in which the signatory...more

Think Legal, Act Local: How One Attorney Gave Back to the Community In Which He Lives and Works

by JD Supra Perspectives on

We spoke recently with attorney Jeffrey Lewis of Broedlow Lewis to learn more about his firm's pro bono work on a hot-button Southern California case focusing on land use restrictions and the preservation of open space. ...more

Veteran Receives Compensation for Injury After Pro Bono Battle

by Baker Donelson on

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

Q&A: How Law Firm Ober|Kaler Takes Pro Bono Support to the Next Level

by JD Supra Perspectives on

We spoke recently with Ober|Kaler pro bono coordinator Paul Sugar about the law firm's long-running partnership with Maryland's community-based program Project HEAL (Health, Education, Advocacy, and Law) and the wide range of...more

Adverse Costs in Pro Bono Litigation: the SCC Weighs In

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Réjean Hinse was wrongfully imprisoned for 15 years for a crime he didn’t commit. Though he was granted parole, he was only acquitted after 30 years and a successful appeal to the Supreme Court of Canada. Hinse sued the...more

Pro Bono Q&A: How One Law Firm Is Helping a California City Curb Gun Violence

by JD Supra Perspectives on

A JD Supra Pro Bono Profile: Q&A with Farella Braun + Martel partner Tony Schoenberg about his work related to a Sunnyvale, Calif., ordinance that bans the possession of large-capacity gun magazines. ...more

Copyright Law and the Fight Against Revenge Porn: Q&A With David Bateman of the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project

by JD Supra Perspectives on

In-depth Q&A with attorney David A. Bateman about the Cyber Civil Rights Legal Project, which Bateman co-founded last year with K&L Gates colleague Elisa J. D'Amico to help victims of revenge porn. We wanted to learn...more

Practicing in the Western District of Virginia CLE

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

I attended a very informative and enjoyable CLE yesterday regarding practicing in the Western District of Virginia and section 1983 cases. The CLE was put on by the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association. Judge Dillon,...more

Let's Talk About Race And Pro Bono

by Baker Donelson on

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

Opportunities for Trademark and Copyright Lawyers To Volunteer During Pro Bono Month

October is Pro Bono Month in many states, including Massachusetts, New York, Michigan, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island, Indiana, Tennessee, and Alabama. The ABA has created an annual weeklong National Pro Bono...more

Unsexy, Unglamorous Legal Needs Deserve More Pro Bono Attention

by Baker Donelson on

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

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