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Posts from the ‘Pro Bono’ Category

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 »

12
Jan

A New Way to Do Pro Bono in Washington State

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A new way to serve low-income clients has arrived in Washington. It’s called Washington Web Lawyer.

check out wsba.orgIf you’re like many of the attorneys I know, you want to do pro bono work, but it can be hard to find the time. Most lawyers are busy, with important responsibilities to current clients, families and friends. If this describes you, good news: a new way to serve low-income clients has arrived in Washington. Read more »

30
Oct

Friday 5: Reasons You Should Visit WSBA’s new Unbundled Legal Services Webpage

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WSBA has a new Web page about unbundled legal services, and we have five great reasons why you should check it out.

Someone opening a boxWSBA has a new Web page about unbundled legal services. Here are five great reasons to check it out. Read more »

20
Oct

A Call to Duty: One Attorney’s Journey to Help Others

Magdalena Bragun
Magdalena Bragun is an attorney who overcame hurdles to work in the U.S.; then she worked to help those in need – American military veterans.

Magdalena Bragun

Magdalena Bragun

Magdalena Bragun is an attorney who overcame hurdles to work in the U.S.; then she worked to help those in need – American military veterans. Read more »