Day: April 26, 2011

Getting Others Involved in Pro Bono

In-house pro bono is not just for lawyers.  A recent benchmarking survey published by CPBO found that nearly 92 percent of responding legal departments involve non-lawyers in pro bono work.  Aside from managing the administration of pro bono work and serving on pro bono committees, paralegals and other staff play an important role in serving in-house pro bono clients.  Involving non-lawyers in pro bono activities increases the department’s capacity to provide legal services.  Quite simply, more hands on deck means that more legal needs are met.  Non-lawyers often possess unique skills useful in the provision of pro bono legal service.  For example, some

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