After the pandemic, there will be a Pro Bono week for people who need free legal advice. Also, it will be possible to note the efforts of lawyers who work on a volunteer basis. This work can cover a wide variety of activities and includes examples such as: New York City Application Assistance, Rental Assistance, Eviction Counseling, Debt Collection and Guardianship.
The Pro Bono National Day
This positive experience is demonstrated by lawyers throughout the country and, thus, help people to more easily cope with the consequences of COVID-19.
The Pro Bono National Day runs from October 24th to 30th. The demand for such actions is growing, because people more than ever need legal advice after a lockdown. ABA President Reginald Turner notes that such actions are of great help for those who, for some reason, cannot afford lawyers.
He also notes that such a program helps to improve the world and gives hope to those who need it. The history of legal issues pro bono week began in 2009. The aim was to show the difference between what lawyers can do for the justice system and legal clients.
The number of events held since then has reached 10,000 in 50 US states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. All of them certainly do not require any investment for the legal assistance provided.
The Los Angeles County Law Library empowers people to use about 80 different programs this October. This includes the most diverse problems, where even the provision of psychological assistance is included in the list.
This week’s topic is Moving Forward in a Post-Pandemic World
There are many events ahead. Among them, in Texas, many will be able to use the telephone legal advice service, which operates for residents of Lamar, Delta, Franklin, Hopkins, Morris, Red River and Titus counties.
On October 26, a debt collection program will be held in Nevada from 10 am to 12 pm with the request of a lawyer. Such services are no longer a novelty and are very popular among the population. On the 27th, mid-Florida will provide services for bankruptcy, divorce, family and others. Services will operate from 3 to 7 pm.
On the 28th in the South Carolina State Bar and the Spartanburg Public Library, such consultations will be offered on nursing care. The action will take place in the legal clinic within an hour and a half from 6 to 7:30 pm.
On the 29 in Washington, there will be a virtual legal consultation for veterans (from 10.00 am to 4:00 pm).
October 28 will also be ABA’s Giving Day, which will double this year. The organizers are the ABA Justice and Education Foundation.
Over the past 7 years, topics have been supported by the burning issues of the pandemic, domestic violence and many others. Today 16 spheres, which are dealt with in ABA, will be considered.