Why Should I do Pro Bono Work?

People perform pro bono work for a myriad of reasons. Some want to make a concrete difference in their community, others want to gain important legal skills, while still others may want to meet clients and others in the justice community. The American Bar Association Model Rule 6.1 states that every lawyer "has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay" and should aspire to perform at least 50 hours of pro bono work every year. For more information about the importance of pro bono work as well as its rewards, please visit the American Bar Association's Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service website at: