“Laws control the lesser man... Right conduct controls the greater one.”
Tuesday, 21 June 2011
Many attorneys lend their services at no charge, which is known as pro bono work. More than 70 percent of lawyers polled by the American Bar Association say they provide pro bono work, according to a 2009 news release from the University of Buffalo. This is a 10 percent increase from 2004. The university references published works---" Private Lawyers and the Public Interest: The Evolving Role of Pro Bono in the Legal Profession"---that examine free legal services during economically difficult times. The upswing in pro bono services is related to the deep cuts in government assistance for the poor, the university says. In addition, law firms are viewed more favorably by the public when they accept pro bono cases.