Below you can find articles of interest to the pro bono community that have been published since our last edition. Click through to read any news article in full.
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- Firm Bolsters Culture with Pro Bono Focus
15 December 2016 – Lawyers Weekly
Russell Kennedy Lawyers says a stronger focus on completing pro bono work has boosted the overall health of its practice and its lawyers.
- Why Gilbert + Tobin partner Steven Glass wants more Frank Lowys
8 December 2016 – Australian Financial Review
Gilbert + Tobin partner Steven Glass has developed and led the firm’s pro bono refugee practice. As a nominee for the Human Rights Award for law, Glass speaks to the Australian Financial Review about pro bono work at the firm.
- Three Firms Unite to Boost Practice Capabilities
7 December 2016 – Lawyers Weekly
Lander & Rogers, Henry Davis York and Colin Biggers & Paisley have collaborated to roll out a seminar series for law firms with emerging pro bono practice capabilities.
- Weekly Deals Roundup: Ashurst Advises Non-Profit Financial Organisation Pro Bono
2 December 2016 – Australasian Lawyer
Ashurst is advising Good Shepherd Microfinance on a pro bono basis, and will act as an independent program governance adviser as leaders from government, business and education develop plans to promote financial inclusion and resilience for two million vulnerable Australians experiencing severe financial stress.
- UK: Ashurst Trainee wins Pro Bono Award
7 December 2016 – Lawyer 2B
Frankie Boon won LawWorks’ Junior Lawyers Division pro bono award after putting in almost 400 hours of unpaid effort on behalf of different clients.
- US: Houston Legal Community Raises $725K for Pro Bono
30 November 2016 – Texas Bar Blog
The Houston legal community raised more than $725,000 for pro bono at its annual fall event this month. The money goes to support Houston Volunteer Lawyers, a project that provides free legal services for veterans, the elderly, those with disabilities, and other low-income individuals in the community.