Day: October 18, 2012

Solidarity through Pro Bono Work for Domestic Violence Survivors

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a period of increased solidarity in the U.S. for victims and survivors of domestic violence. In honor of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, The PBEye notes the many ways attorneys utilize their unique skills to provide pro bono legal services to clients impacted by domestic violence. Support in Court for Protection and Restraining Orders Many domestic violence survivors seek from the court a protective or restraining order that defines and prohibits their abusers’ interaction with them and their loved ones. Without the assistance of counsel, obtaining an order of protection can be a difficult task.

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Promoting a Barrier-Free and Inclusive World

Disability rights issues are fertile ground for lawyers, law firms, and legal departments looking to develop or expand their pro bono practice.  The range of opportunities is broad and deep, with options for both small and large-scale projects and those that would appeal to litigators and non-litigators alike.  Through a variety of pro bono engagements and partnerships with advocacy organizations, pro bono lawyers can have significant and meaningful impact while being at the forefront of cutting-edge legal efforts.  More than 20 years after the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law, there is still more work to be done

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