Reading through the many posts that you published for the National Pro Bono Celebration, I'm amazed at the variety. Authors chose to profile pro bono programs and volunteers, describe how to set up successful programs, and explain why pro bono attorneys are needed. One attorney described why he provides pro bono services, and another blogger wrote about why pro bono legal services and help for self-represented litigants are important to him. One blogger even went so far as to draft a new pro bono pledge.
True, these blog posts didn't represent anyone in court nor did they resolve any legal problems, but many people who provide pro bono legal services were recognized and praised. And perhaps because of these posts, an attorney or two will decide to take a pro bono case or a paralegal will volunteer to help out with a clinic.
Thank you to the many bloggers who participated in blogging for the National Pro Bono Celebration. I'm stilling pulling together all of the posts from late last week and will post the round ups tomorrow.
More importantly, thank you to all the volunteers who take cases because they understand that "equal justice under law" is important. You help people navigate and fully participate in a complicated system. This matters, not only to your clients but also to our society. Thank you. - K