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10/10/2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Contact: Mark Tarasiewicz

Phone: 215-238-6346


Philadelphia to Celebrate 2012 National Pro Bono Week

Members of the Philadelphia legal community are invited to participate in a range of pro bono recruitment and recognition events, legal clinics for low-income clients, and continuing legal education programs that will be held during October in honor of the American Bar Association’s National Pro Bono Celebration.

The celebration is a coordinated national effort held during the week of Oct. 21-27 to encourage and support local efforts to expand the delivery of pro bono legal services. The Pro Bono Celebration in Philadelphia kicks off with a series of interactive "road Shows" offered by the Delivery of Legal Services Committee from Oct. 1-12 at area law firms and corporations. The road shows provide 30-minute workshops by public interest legal organizations about how to get involved in pro bono activities available in Philadelphia.

To schedule a Road Show, contact Jodi Schatz, co-chair of the DLSC Pro Bono Subcommittee, at jschatz@advokid.org. During the ABA National Pro Bono Week, a series of events will be held throughout Philadelphia to recognize the pro bono contributions of the city's attorneys and provide an opportunity for the recruitment and training of new volunteers to meet the increased demand for pro bono legal services. Click here for the calendar of pro bono events scheduled in Philadelphia.

For more information, contact Sara Woods, co-chair of the DLSC Pro Bono Subcommittee, at swoods@phillyvip.org.

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