April 2013

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You already know that Baker Donelson lawyers love pro bono, but I’m here to tell you – our staff loves pro bono too!  It is so easy, and so rewarding, to get law firm staff involved in pro bono work.  Of course, they can do the same kinds of things on pro bono matters that they do on files for paying clients – the typical secretarial and paralegal work that has to be done in any legal matter.  They can prepare documents, summarize depositions, help with trial preparation, just as they always do.  But when it comes to pro bono, there are additional opportunities for staff that offer them the chance to get more directly involved.  Linda Klein, office managing shareholder in our Atlanta office, recently wrote an article on the topic for Law Practice Management magazine.  You can check it out here for all kinds of ideas. (more…)