The PBEye

Pro Bono As We See It
February 14, 2012

Fall in Love with Pro Bono

Love is in the air, and The PBEye has been stung by Cupid’s arrow.  Our friends at Equal Justice Works sent us an adorable Valentine last week, highlighting “some things we love. . .”  Among their choices, “equal rights,” “assisting veterans,” “pro bono,” and “justice for all.”  This got us thinking . . . in this season of love, what do we love? 

We love the way that lawyers believe that they can and should find time to use their unique skills to impact the greater good.

We love how pro bono is helping to break new ground on critical issues like nutrition, access to healthcare, and the environment (among others), proving that the law can be an important force for public good.

We love that other professions are taking a cue from lawyers, and that the tradition of skilled service is migrating to other fields and involving non-lawyers.

And we love the way that pro bono creates a sense of community, both within law firms and corporate legal departments, and in the larger communities in which they serve.

Happy Valentine’s Day from the Pro Bono Institute!

What do you love about pro bono?  Leave a comment and tell us about it!