Pro Bono Boom Will Outlast Recession: Experts

Law360, New York (September 22, 2009, 3:46 PM EDT) -- The U.S.' deepest recession since the Great Depression has spurred attorneys and firms to ferret out more pro bono work to stay busy and network, but that surge is part of a trend that will grow as the economy recovers: firms using unpaid work to make connections and train green associates, legal industry experts say.

As the economy stabilizes and firms adopt permanent cost-cutting measures, clients will appreciate firms' shouldering the expense of training associates through pro bono work, said Jack Zaremski, founder and president of...
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