5 Reasons Why Legal Depts Should Have Pro Bono Services

Law360, New York (October 27, 2017, 2:37 PM EDT) -- Although in-house counsel don't necessarily use pro bono work to increase business the way law firms do, experts say in-house legal departments should invest in the service not only because it's ethical, but also because there are both personal and career-building benefits from giving free legal support.

The American Bar Association says every lawyer, even those who work in-house, has a professional responsibility to provide such work to those unable to pay and should aspire to contribute at least 50 hours per year.

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