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Pro Bono Summer Reading

Summer is finally here! No, it’s not technically yet, but it feels like it should be! There is no time like the present to get your summer reading in order and we have recommendations for you. This summer, we are focusing our suggestions on criminal justice reform and its many issues, including mass incarceration, racial […]

Pro Bono Summer Reading

Summer beach reading season is here! If you’re interested in a good read for the upcoming long weekend you should check out Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City by Harvard University Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Justice and Poverty Project, Matthew Desmond. It’s been described by The New York Times as “an astonishing […]

Pro Bono Summer Reading

If you are heading to the beach this long weekend, need something to read in the airport or car, or just are looking for some darn good books we have some recommendations for you! In the past, our suggestions have ranged from best-sellers to classics to autobiographies to multi-part, investigative series. Earlier this year, we […]

Pro Bono Summer Reading

With recent attention focused on events in Baltimore, Cleveland, Ferguson, Staten Island, and beyond, there is no better time to get inspired with Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson, founder and executive director of the Equal Justice Initiative. In his best-selling memoir, Stevenson tells the story of how he became a […]

Pro Bono Summer Reading: “Invisible Child”

Long weekends are a great time to catch up on all the reading you’ve been falling behind on…so why not throw another article onto the pile! December’s five-part series in The New York Times about a family living in a homeless shelter in Brooklyn, NY. Through the story of 11-year-old Dasani, who is one of 22,000 […]

Pro Bono Summer Reading

It’s Memorial Day Weekend and we are back to provide you with interesting and inspiring reading recommendations to occupy you at the beach, in the car, in the airport or wherever your travels take you this weekend. In summers past, our suggestions have included the best-selling The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, an article on […]

Pro Bono Summer Reading

Looking for a pro bono-themed book to read this summer?  Last year, our reading suggestions included the best-selling The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.  As we kick off the unofficial start of summer this holiday weekend, we thought we would highlight a Pulitzer Prize-winning classic.  Harper Lee’s To Kill A Mockingbird, published in 1960, has […]

More Summer Reading: Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops

We’ve come across an interesting new article that has intriguing implications for law firm pro bono.  Harnessing the Power of Feedback Loops in the July issue of Wired explores how we can create subtle reminders that encourage us to do better.  The idea of a feedback loop is simple: give people information about their actions […]

Summer Reading List: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Looking for a pro bono-themed read for your vacation this weekend?  Pack The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot in your beach bag.  This best-selling novel tells the story of an impoverished black woman whose cancer cells were used to aid in lucrative medical discoveries after she died in 1950.  Meanwhile Lacks’ surviving […]

Gideon’s Army: Pro Bono and Indigent Defense

Want to supplement your pro bono summer reading with an inspirational access to justice themed film? Check out the new documentary Gideon’s Army, which has been showing at film festivals across the country and premiered on HBO earlier this month. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case Gideon v. Wainwright, […]

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