The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
November 7, 2011

Give Me One Reason

We spend a lot of time thinking, talking, and writing about why lawyers, law firms, and legal departments should do pro bono work.

In case you (or Tracy Chapman) need yet another reason to do pro bono work, we were encouraged to see recent reports about scientific research that demonstrates that volunteering leads to longer and healthier lives.

The Corporation for National and Community Service also found that volunteering leads to greater longevity, higher functional ability, lower rates of depression, and less incidence of heart disease. “Volunteers help themselves to better health while helping others,” according to a study by the Corporation for National and Community Service

Want to live longer?  Try doing some pro bono work.

Why do you do pro bono work?  Leave a comment and share your motivations.