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The pros of pro bono

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules require all lawyers in the state to provide legal services voluntarily to those who cannot afford them in order to expand access to justice. But, often, that work comes full circle, offering attorneys opportunities to advance their careers while expanding personal development. Here are the stories of three attorneys and how pro bono work took them on different paths in their careers and personal lives.

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Making time for pro bono

The Rules of Professional Conduct don’t require pro bono service, but they strongly recommend it. Fifty hours per year, to be exact.

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Law firms see decrease in pro bono hours

Andrew Monfre went out on loan for six months almost immediately after he joined the Milwaukee office of Quarles & Brady LLP last year. During that time, the 2009 Marquette Law School graduate spent about 15 hours per week providing free legal advice to people visiting the Milwaukee Justice Center inside the Milwaukee County Courthouse. As a new health care ...

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