Recognizing the need for pro bono services and the need to increase attorney participation in pro bono work, the YLS, in collaboration with the Connecticut Pro Bono Network, have developed a new pro bono service campaign with the goal of increasing pro bono participation and awareness, and performing $1,000,000 worth of pro bono services from March 2013 to May 2013. At a rate of $250 per hour, this amounts to the performance of 4,000 pro bono hours. Many of our leading firms and many smaller firms, including Pullman & Comley LLC, Robinson & Cole LLP, Day Pitney LLP, Reid & Reige PC, LeClair Ryan, McCarter & English LLP, Dzialo Pickett & Allen PC, and Shapiro Law Offices LLC, have already signed our pledge. Throughout the course of the coming months, we will have numerous social networking events, with support from Reid & Reige PC and others, to help promote this endeavor. In addition, we will be collaborating with the various pro bono agencies to ensure that there are ample trainings and opportunities available. Working together, we can all make a difference in the lives of others and achieve these goals.
Pro Bono Pledge and Service Commitment