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The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Remembers Long-time Volunteer Attorney Brian Bannon

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The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center was saddened to learn recently of the passing of attorney Brian Bannon, one of the Center’s most dedicated and beloved volunteers.  

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Pro Bono Service Is Habit Forming

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Gina Lynn subscribes to the philosophy that lawyers should spend a percentage of their time and theirmoney supporting pro bono service. She has always felt that pro bono service is important and that being a lawyer in some respects makes it easier to do charitable work because “the structure is already set up.”

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Attention Nonprofits: Don't forget to file your biennial report by April 1!

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April 1st is the deadline for nonprofits to file their Biennial Report, Form BRA-25, with the D.C. Government's Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs.

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D.C. Bar President Brigida Benitez and President-Elect Timothy Webster Volunteer for Pro Bono Immigration Clinic

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D.C. Bar President Brigida Benitez and President-Elect Timothy K. Webster joined 17 other lawyers to help provide legal information, brief advice, and referral services for civil legal matters governed by U.S. immigration law.

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Public Spirit: Carey Nuttal Injects Humor As Strategy For Running a Successful Pro Bono Clinic

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Carey Nuttall is a frequent volunteer in the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program’s Pro Se Plus Divorce and Custody clinics. The Pro Bono Program recently sat down with Carrey to ask him about his experience.

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Public Spirit: Josh Toll Helps Clients "Overcome Big Obstacles and Take Their Life in a Positive Direction"

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Josh Toll, Pro Bono Counsel at King and Spalding, and a frequent volunteer in several D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program clinics recently sat down with us to discuss his experience. 

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How Can Federal Employee Volunteers Impact Pro Bono Efforts?

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The Pro Bono Program interviews Laura Klein, Department of Justice Pro Bono Program Manager.

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Advice & Referral Clinic Serves Record Number of Clients in Anacostia

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This month’s volunteers came from the D.C. Access to Justice Commission, Department of Justice, and D.C. Bar Litigation Section, along with volunteer mentors from the D.C. Bar Labor & Employment Law and Estates, Trusts & Probate Law Sections. The pace of the attorney/client meetings is fast. One attorney can assist several clients in the course of a few hours and that assistance can go a long way in easing the clients’ fears about their legal issues. Read More →

More than Statistics: D.C. Bar Pro Bono Initiative

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Pro bono hours performed by attorneys at 61 D.C. law firms increased by 7.21% in 2013, according to the annual D.C. Bar Pro Bono Initiative report. Firms participating in the Pro Bono Initiative agree to an annual pro bono commitment of either 3% or 5% of total client billable hours, or an average of 60 or 100 hours for every lawyer in the firm. The Pro Bono Initiative began in 2001 and uses standards created by the Pro Bono Institute modeled on its Law Firm Pro Bono Challenge®. Each year, participating firms report their results to the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program through a survey which is compiled into a report.

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Kurt Jacobs, Co-recipient of Laura N. Rinaldi Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Helps Prevent Homelessness Through Landlord-Tenant Pro Bono Practice

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Kurt Jacobs is a counsel in the Washington office of Sidley Austin LLP and a member of the firm’s Energy Practice Group. His dedication to pro bono service is evident throughout his 22 years of legal practice in the District. Read More →