Chief Justice Baer Encourages Ongoing Pro Bono Work and Support for Legal Aid

Chief Justice of Pennsylvania Max BaerSupreme Court of Pennsylvania Chief Justice Max Baer has addressed a letter to the attorneys of Pennsylvania thanking them for their financial support of legal aid and encouraging them to provide pro bono service.

In sending the letter Chief Justice Baer recognized the financial support provided to legal aid organizations as a component of the annual attorney registration fee and encouraged each of Pennsylvania's more than 75,000 attorneys to provide pro bono service through direct representation. He also encouraged additional financial support for the Commonwealth's legal aid programs.

He noted that this year, the need is especially acute.  The global pandemic has disproportionately impacted low-income groups, and the resulting financial and familial stressors are exacerbating the need for civil legal aid among those who cannot afford private counsel.

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