Common Sense Musings about Justice Prosperity in Rural America


If you have legions of private attorneys, encourage them to provide pro bono services; if you do not have a significant pool of private attorneys, as is the case in most rural areas, do encourage those few attorneys you have to provide pro bono services.

But do not expect pro bono services where private attorneys are not found, and further, do not imagine a handful of volunteer lawyers as a “justice” resource for 3/4 million people.

If you have but two resources to provide justice– legal aid staff funding and pro bono volunteers– use the volunteers in those areas where they exist in significant numbers; deploy the legal aid staff funding to those areas where you have no private bar resources.

To read some interesting lawyer blogs on the issue of pro bono, go here: My Shingle and here: RiskProf .

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About ProBonoGA

Lawyer and justice architect wannabe... I am the pro bono director for Georgia Legal Services Program and direct a program that is funded by GLSP and the State Bar of Georgia. I am a lawyer licensed to practice law in the state of Georgia, and not in any other jurisdiction. Nothing posted on this blog should be considered legal advice. Your use of this blog does not create an attorney-client relationship with me. I do not have an active legal practice and do not have clients. I am not using this site to market to clients. I do not recommend attorneys or law firms. If I reference an attorney or a law firm in this blog, I do so to tell a story, make a point, or urge you to think about an issue presented by that attorney or law firm.
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One Response to Common Sense Musings about Justice Prosperity in Rural America

  1. Brad says:

    nice article

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