A Tradition of Volunteering: The Case for Pro Bono

In a recently published article for the Legal Services Corporation, Sherrard Roe Voigt & Harbison Member Eric Osborne wrote about the importance of pro bono work. He touches on the concept of tithing – that one should give back a tenth of the fruits of one’s labors – as a hallmark of the Judeo-Christian heritage. Other major religions share similar ideas.

Eric expounds on the legal equivalent of tithing as outlined by the ABA’s Model Rule 6.1, which states that every lawyer has a professional obligation to provide 50 hours of pro bono service per year. He explores solving the access to justice gap if all attorneys fulfilled their pro bono obligations.

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