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Posts from the ‘Pro Bono’ Category

24
Oct

Want to Retire, but Still Volunteer? Apply for Emeritus Pro Bono Membership

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Many Washington lawyers tend to overlook the option to continue volunteering after retiring from active practice.

Two older attorneys and a younger womanAre you planning to retire, but afraid to give up your “active” license? Or perhaps you are thinking about changing careers and leaving the legal profession, but still want to volunteer? Or maybe you are a parent or primary caregiver that does not need an “active” license but still wishes to volunteer from time to time? Whatever the reason is, there is a simple solution: Apply to become a WSBA Emeritus Pro Bono member. Read more »

19
Oct
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5 Things to Know About Chelan-Douglas Counties Volunteer Attorney Services

Through Chelan-Douglas Counties Volunteer Attorney Services, over 600 hours and $140,000 in pro bono legal services are donated every year to individuals and families in Chelan and Douglas counties. Read on to learn five things you should know about them.

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17
Oct

Learn, Act and Make an Impact: Celebrate Pro Bono

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Celebrate Pro Bono is next week – here’s what you should know about this national celebration.

Shot of a group of female coworkers having a meeting in the boardroomCelebrate Pro Bono is next week – here’s what you should know about this national celebration. Read more »

15
Feb

Want to Do Good and Make a Living? Consider Low Bono

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Find it hard to live up to your law school idealism? Start a business! Specifically, start a law practice using a low-bono business model.

raise right handLaw students often see themselves working at a public interest or legal-services setting. But after graduation, few new lawyers end up following that path. One study found just 4% of newer lawyers working in a public interest or legal services. Why might this be?

Certainly, it is not for lack of demand or the need for access to justice. Since the Great Recession, the need for affordable legal services has continued to grow, while governments continue to cut funding. Not only do these cuts harm people who can’t afford a lawyer, they also make finding a job in public-interest law and legal services increasingly difficult. Dwindling opportunities discourage newer lawyers from pursuing a career focused on social justice, even though their skills are badly needed. Read more »

20
Dec

The Latest NWLawyer is Out and Packed with Good Reads

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Have you seen the latest NWLawyer? Here’s what’s in the December/January issue. Get a quick read on these features.

Cover of Dec/Jan NWLawyerHave you seen the latest NWLawyer? Here’s what’s in the December/January issue. Get a quick read on these features, or check out the full issue now. Read more »