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Celebrate Pro Bono Week

Oct. 23-29

American Bar Association


• Tuesday, noon-1 p.m., The JBA Luncheon at the Hyatt Downtown. Also, presentation of mayoral proclamation of Celebrate Pro Bono Week, 2011, in the Fourth Circuit.

• Saturday, 6-10 p.m., Clay County Bar Association, Bar-b-que and Round Up, at the Magnolia Country Club. Tickets are $25 and proceeds will benefit the Clay County Office of Jacksonville Area Legal Aid.  Call Alison, 269-6699, to purchase tickets.

• Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m., JALAween and Haunted Happy Hour. The Annual JALA Open House and Reception. Jacksonville Area Legal Aid (JALA), 126 W. Adams St., will host an Open House and reception as a “thank you” to pro bono attorneys, supporters, and interested people and to provide information on the depth and scope of civil legal services provided to low-income people. Guests may take a 15-minute, self-guided tour of the JALA offices, trick-or-treating along the way. After their tour, guests are invited to a reception and haunted happy hour next door to the JALA Adams Street Office at the Zodiac restaurant and an opportunity to meet and greet some of our judges. Attorney response is appreciated, but not required: Kathy Para, Pro Bono Development Coordinator, [email protected].

• Oct. 27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Florida Coastal School of Law, Fall Forum of Pro Bono and Volunteer Opportunities. The purpose is to encourage and educate students who will soon be practicing attorneys to get involved with pro bono representation of low income clients. Legal services organizations and other community resource providers are invited to set up displays and distribute information on volunteer and pro bono opportunities for students and attorneys.  Lunch will be provided.  Karen Millard, Director, Pro Bono Programs, Florida Coastal School of Law, [email protected].

• Oct. 28, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Florida Coastal School of Law, Giving Back Day. Law students will volunteer in legal services organizations and other nonprofits around the Fourth Judicial Circuit to assist with needs identified by agency staff from law-related projects to painting to moving furniture to tutoring students. Organizations interested in law-student assistance on Giving Back Day should contact Karen Millard, Director, Pro Bono Programs, Florida Coastal School of Law, [email protected].

• Oct. 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Webinar Training and Support for Pro Bono Attorneys — Driver’s License Reinstatement. CLE training webinar for pro bono attorneys, taught by Satasha Williston. Webinar is free of charge and participants are asked to accept at least one pro bono case within a year of viewing CLE.

To register:

https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/965263974 or contact Kathy Para, [email protected].

• Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-noon, The JBA Ask-A-Lawyer Forum and Florida One-to-One Event, Johnson Family YMCA. Sponsored by the Jacksonville Bar Association, Pro Bono Committee, and staffed by pro bono attorneys, Ask-A-Lawyer forums are held in collaboration with members of the Jacksonville City Council. Attorneys with questions and volunteer interest should contact Kathy Para, JBA Pro Bono Committee, Chair, [email protected] for more information.



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