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Pro Bono

“Pro bono publico - ‘for the public good’ - not just in the sense of professional work undertaken voluntarily and without payment, but in the sense of a public service to those who are unable to afford the services of skilled professionals. It is a noble and necessary calling for all attorneys.”

Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye

Judge’s Toolkit: Resources to Assist Judicial Officers in Encouraging Pro Bono Work

Things Judges Can Do to Encourage Pro Bono

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  • Talking Points 

  • Inspirational Quotes
  • Sample Letter 

  • PowerPoint Presentation
  • Presentation Hand-outs

  • Pro Bono Presentation Handouts for Lawyers
  • Performing Pro Bono work in California: Attorney FAQs 

  • Additional Sample Letters

    Sample Speeches and Talking Points


    Pro Bono Resolutions

    Conference of Chief Justices 

    Pro Bono Resources


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