Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Pro Bono Lawyers Getting it Done for Victims of Trafficking

Let's take a moment, shall we, and just celebrate the pro bono work of lawyers who represent the most vulnerable members of our society, a subset that undoubtedly includes victims of human trafficking. Rock on, pro bono attorneys, rock on.

Celebrate Pro Bono 2011

As our nation faces economic uncertainty and underfunded state court budgets threaten access to justice, it is more important than ever for us to do what is right as lawyers. National Celebrate Pro Bono Week is an opportunity to reflect and recommit ourselves to pro bono work, which helps our communities grow stronger and makes us better lawyers. The hundreds of events around the country this week remind us that when we volunteer time and expertise to assist the most vulnerable in our society, we help fulfill the promise of justice for all.

Volunteerism is in our professional souls. It's part of our DNA. And it may be the most interesting, challenging and rewarding part of our careers. Pro bono work reminds us why we became lawyers in the first place. Every day, pro bono lawyers provide access to justice for thousands of Americans. Everyone can be sure that lawyers will continue to serve now and in the years to come. It's not just what we do, it's who we are. Celebrate.
Wm. T. (Bill) Robinson III

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