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A2J Project

January 18, 2005 by Carolyn Elefant

This article, Internet Attorney:  More Than Pro Se, New Factor Network (1/17/05) reports on the Chicago-Ken College of Law’s Access to Justice (A2J) program that includes a sophisticated computer system for pro se litigants to file complaints and pleadings.  But it also includes other toosl such as a “Logic Learner” that teaches litigants how to […]

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Solos and Pro Bono

December 12, 2004 by Carolyn Elefant

This article, Solo and Small Firm Attorneys Lack Time for Pro Bono, NYLJ (12/13/04) reports on some of the obstacles that solo and small firms face in meeting the recommended 20 hours/year of pro bono.  The article lists the four top reasons lawyers gave for not participating in pro bono programs:  the demand of time […]

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IF YOU’RE GOING TO FORCE PRO BONO, DON’T MAKE IT EQUITABLE

November 6, 2004 by Carolyn Elefant

For various reasons, I do not endorse mandatory pro bono requirements, even as I, personally, have made a point of taking on several pro bono matters each year during my sixteen years of practice. I just don’t think the bar can force attorneys to undertake what is a personal moral obligation. But to the extent […]

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