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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session

MEMORANDUM

Posted: September 20, 2016 09:11 AM
From: Representative Bryan Cutler
To: All House members
Subject: "Pro Bono Week" in Pennsylvania
 
In the near future, I intend to designate the week of October 23 through October 29, 2016 as "Pro Bono Week" in Pennsylvania.

Pennsylvania attorneys provide legal assistance at low or no cost, commonly referred to as "pro bono" work, to more than 100,000 low-income clients each year. This includes over 10,000 mortgage foreclosure cases and 12,000 domestic violence cases.

Recognizing this week is an opportunity to highlight the differences lawyers make in their communities, to recruit and train more pro bono volunteers and to acknowledge the partnerships that form the basis for many of the private bar's most successful pro bono efforts.

The Pennsylvania Bar Association is joining with the American Bar association to sponsor this October's annual National Pro Bono Week celebration which highlights the good work Pennsylvania attorneys do for the neediest among us.

Please join me in recognizing this very important contribution to Pennsylvania.



Introduced as HR1020