Chief Justice Saylor Supports and Encourages Pro Bono Efforts to Serve the Civil Legal Needs of the Poor
- The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania
He expressed a steadfast commitment by the Court to the mission of serving the legal needs of the poor and outlined some of the ways the the Pennsylvania Supreme Court supports civil legal. He also recognized the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network for providing the framework and structure for legal assistance for the poor.
Chief Justice Saylor cited the contribution to this effort attorneys in Pennsylvania make through the IOLTA portion of their annual licensing fee, but cited the volunteer efforts of the bar for most greatly impacting those in need.
The Chief Justice closed the letter by stating:
"In my role as Chief Justice, I see the remarkable benefit provided by pro bono lawyers working to meet the civil legal aid needs of the community. These efforts reflect the model partnership promoted by the Pennsylvania Bar Association of local legal aid programs working with local Bars to facilitate private practice attorneys providing pro bono public service to those in need."
"Once again this year, I encourage you to make a personal commitment to provide pro bono service in whatever way you are able, whether through direct representation to the poor or financial support of our legal aid programs. "
"My sincere thanks to those who already contribute your time, your talents and your financial support to this most worthy endeavor."
- Pro Bono