Finding a lawyer: lawyers who do pro bono work

I’ve written about the miserable situation people without money find themselves in, when the need a lawyer for a civil, not criminal, problem arises in their lives, as it does in so many lives.

If 30 million new, civil lawsuits are filed every year in the United States, how do we count the number of lawsuits that can’t be filed because the potential plaintiff can’t afford to hire a lawyer?

In that light, I’ve expressed a great desire for legislation similar to Gideon v Wainwright, which would establish the right of civil plaintiffs to a lawyer.

So I was delighted to read this, from the American Bar Association’s magazine, about its recent conference. It seems that lawyers who have done considerable pro bono work are considered rock stars. I agree.

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