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Posted by Texas Paralegal Division Blogger at blog@txpd.org on October 19, 2015

Scales of Justice“The Need For Pro Bono

The need for legal services among the poor is overwhelming. According to an American Bar Association study, at least 40% of low and moderate-income households experience a legal problem each year. Yet studies show that the collective civil legal aid effort is meeting only about 20% of the legal needs of low-income people.”


Associations all over the United States proudly support pro bono during the month of October with Pro Bono Awareness programs.  Pro Bono Net’s National Pro Bono Celebration is October 25 – 31, 2015.  There are lots of ways you can bring awareness to pro bono and celebrate and highlight your service.  You can join a local paralegal association, most of them have special pro bono opportunities throughout the year.  You can join your state paralegal association, like the Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas, learn more about Pro Bono opportunities by District, and even nominate a deserving member for the PD’s Exceptional Pro Bono Service Award.   Last, you can join forces with a national association, like Pro Bono Net or the American Bar Association, and participate in “And Justice for All” for a day of service.  More information is at the link above or at http://www.texaslawyershelp.org/

Many of us have the time and the opportunity to help.  You can start now and start here.

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