While most people set resolutions in January, there’s no better time than August to readjust your yearly goals. That is especially the case for pro bono. Our state bar “urges” us to devote 50 hours a year to pro bono work, and many lawyers do that and more. Others have every intention of giving back to their communities through pro bono, but the challenges to doing so get in the way.
This article offers two perspectives designed to encourage lawyers to make a renewed commitment to pro bono. Pro bono work can be personally fulfilling and, as Mark Zebrowski describes, a tradition of pro bono can also strengthen a firm. Christian Andreu-von Euw describes how pro bono provides enriching career development opportunities.