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PRINTER'S NO. 1277
THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF PENNSYLVANIA
SENATE RESOLUTION
No.
245
Session of
2019
INTRODUCED BY HAYWOOD, KEARNEY, PHILLIPS-HILL, DINNIMAN,
FONTANA, HUGHES, BROWNE, BREWSTER, TARTAGLIONE, AUMENT, BAKER
AND SCHWANK, OCTOBER 21, 2019
INTRODUCED AND ADOPTED, OCTOBER 21, 2019
A RESOLUTION
Recognizing the week of October 20 through 26, 2019, as "Pro
Bono Week" in Pennsylvania.
WHEREAS, The 11th annual "National Pro Bono Week" is being
celebrated at the end of October; and
WHEREAS, "National Pro Bono Week" is an opportunity to
highlight the differences lawyers make in their communities,
recruit and train more pro bono volunteers and acknowledge the
partnerships that form the basis for many of the private bar's
most successful pro bono efforts; and
WHEREAS, The Pennsylvania Bar Association is joining the
American Bar Association to sponsor this October's annual
"National Pro Bono Week"; and
WHEREAS, "National Pro Bono Week" provides numerous
opportunities to highlight the good work Pennsylvania attorneys
do for the neediest among us; and
WHEREAS, Pennsylvania is a leader in celebrating "National
Pro Bono Week," with numerous events at many sites across this
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Commonwealth, from youth court training in Dauphin County on
October 17 to the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Wills for
Heroes initiative in Cumberland County on October 26; and
WHEREAS, Other events include the Pro Bono Awards in Berks
County, a special "Thanks a Latte" coffee celebration in
Montgomery County and special focus given to "Clean Slate"
criminal record review, with ongoing pro bono service being
offered to those in need of a second chance; therefore be it
RESOLVED, That the Senate recognize the week of October 20
through 26, 2019, as "Pro Bono Week" in Pennsylvania.
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