Monday, October 21, 2013
Here in the United States, it is National Pro Bono Week. During this week, we celebrate lawyers who provide free legal services to clients who otherwise lack access to justice and encourage more lawyers to participate in pro bono work.
According to the ABA Journal (July 2013), "[l]awyers are the most socially responsible professionals in the United States, donating an estimated 25 hours a year of their time to pro bono services."
Many of those lawyers work on legal issues that relate to international law, such as international human rights and asylum law. So here is a shout out to all those fantastic lawyers who are providing an essential service. Keep up the good work!