Celebrate Pro Bono 2016
October 23-29, 2016
The week-long event, led by the American Bar Association, highlights the benefits to communities and its citizens by lawyers who provide pro bono legal services to people and organizations who cannot afford to hire an attorney. The Celebration also reminds communities to recognize and thank its pro bono lawyers, and to recruit more lawyers to accept pro bono cases.
In Ohio the Pro Bono Celebration emphasizes client-centered activities. Ohio lawyers provide Ohioans who cannot afford an attorney legal help at no cost. Law students from Ohio's law schools also volunteer at events.
Activities around the state to mark the 2016 National Pro Bono Celebration will include statewide participation in a national Veterans Legal Services Initiative.