Making Pro Bono Work
A Pro Bono Practice in Retirement

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NYSBA Journal

The past several years have seen a growing number of lawyers searching for meaningful and interesting post-retirement activities where they can make use of a lifetime’s accumulation of skills and experience. The past several years have also seen a growing number of individuals struggling to meet basic needs and to secure justice for themselves and their families, but having problems navigating the complex and arcane administrative and judicial systems that hold the key to their relief. Once becoming aware of these issues, it was only a matter of time before bar associations, law firms and other institutions began developing ways to help retiring lawyers and persons in need by making post-retirement pro bono practice a part of the pro bono landscape.