It's Official! - Governor and Legislature Recognize Pro Bono Week in Pennsylvania
- Source: Pennsylvania
Governor Tom Corbett has issued a proclamation proclaiming October 19-25, 2014 as PRO BONO WEEK in Pennsylvania. The proclamation reaffirms resolutions in both the Pennsylvania Senate and Pennsylvania House of Representative designating October 18-24, 2014 as Pro Bono Week in Pennsylvania.
These actions are in observance of National Pro Bono Week and Pennsylvania's place as a leader in celebrating National Pro Bono Week with numerous annual events across Pennsylvania. They also recognize the efforts of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, in conjunction with the American Bar Association, to sponsor and support the annual Celebration of Pro Bono.
The Governor's Proclamation, along with the resolutions from both houses of the Pennsylvania Legislature recognize the efforts of pro bono counsel across Pennsylvania and emphasize that National Pro Bono Week is an opportunity to highlight the difference attorneys make in their communities and to serve as a platform to recruit and train additional volunteers and acknowledge the partnerships that form the basis for many of the private bar's most successful pro bono efforts.
This year marks the sixth National Celebration of Pro Bono. The annual Celebration is a coordinated national effort to meet the ever-growing needs of this country's most vulnerable citizens by encouraging and supporting local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services, and by showcasing the great difference that pro bono lawyers make to the nation, its system of justice, its communities and, most of all, to the clients they serve.
Although national in breadth, the Celebration provides an opportunity for local legal associations across the country to take the next step in their efforts to provide high quality legal services to those living on the social margins.
Numerous events are being held across Pennsylvania and the celebration seeks to both recognize the efforts of the last year and encourage more attorneys to participate in pro bono in the coming year.
For more information on the National Celebration you can visit www.CelebrateProBono.org. Information on Pennsylvania events celebrating pro bono visit the Pennsylvania Bar Association 2014 Pro Bono Week webpage and PAProbono.net which features a listing of events occuring across the state throughout the month of October.