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Lawyers make a difference for people and for society.
They solve legal problems, provide free legal help to
the poor, and give time to many other community efforts.

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Lawyers Give Services

Pro Bono Initiative

Lawyers volunteer to provide free legal services to low-income families or nonprofit agencies who serve those in need. It is one way to fulfill the duties in the Pro Bono Standard.

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Lawyers Give Money

Access to Justice Fund

Lawyers make donations to the Access To Justice Fund to support civil legal aid for the poor. It is one way to meet obligations under the voluntary Pro Bono Standard.

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Lawyers Give Time

Volunteer Services

In addition to giving pro bono legal services to the poor and monetary donations for legal aid, many lawyers also give time to other community efforts.

Read Stories of Lawyers Volunteering Pro Bono and Community Services


DDBA, SOS, & DOT Team Up

DDBA Driver's License Restoration Event

Pro Bono Service

On Saturday, February 28, the Davis-Dunnings Bar Association (DDBA), in partnership with the Secretary of State (SOS) and the Department of Treasury (DOT), held a driver's license restoration event in Lansing. The event featured a presentation by the SOS and DOT on the steps that must be taken to restore a driver's license. Meanwhile, the SOS Mobile Office was on site to help attendees with a variety of services, including renewing license and registration tabs.
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Trauma Training

MCIRR Trauma Informed Practice Training

Pro Bono Service

On Friday, Feb. 27, the Michigan Coalition for Immigrant and Refugee Rights (MCIRR) held a training in Lansing on trauma-informed practice and unique ethical considerations. The training was organized by MCIRR's Advocate Education Committee, which is chaired by Melissa Indish and Ruby Robinson.
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Expungement Fair

Delta Sigma Theta Expungement Fair

Pro Bono Service

On Feb. 21, 2015, the Delta Sigma Theta Detroit Alumnae Chapter Social Action Committee hosted an expungement fair at its headquarters in Detroit. Of the approximately 800 participants who attended, about 400 were eligible for completion of forms and instructions. There were 30 attorneys who volunteered their services.
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