Op-Ed: Everyone Gains When the Poor Receive Free Legal Services

Pro bono provides good training for lawyers and economic benefit to the community.
Op-Ed (Massachusetts, NATIONAL)

Renee Miller-Mizia, Jeffrey Baliban
National Law Journal
December 1, 2014
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Tags: Benefits of Legal Aid, Benefits of Legal Aid: Economic, Pro Bono

Organizations mentioned/involved: Boston Bar Association


Law firms frequently extol the benefits of taking pro bono responsibilities to heart. They make the business case of how firms benefit from the training, exposure and hands-on experience that associates and other staff glean from such activities.

Here is another compelling motivation: It’s good for the economy.