Definition of PRO BONO:
To work for the good of the public rather than for a profit or income
: For example, working "Pro Bono" means you work without charging a fee
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Requirements and Recommendations for Service
Lawyers in the United States are recommended under American Bar Association (ABA) ethical rules to contribute at least fifty hours of pro bono service per year. Some state bar associations, however, may recommend fewer hours.
The New York State Bar Association, for example, recommends just twenty hours of pro bono service annually, while the New York City Bar promulgates the same recommendation as the ABA
What you have just read applies to the United States and not to Canada. This is to say that in Canada it is not recommended or mandatory for lawyers to give pro-bono services.
Further pro-bono in Canada, unlike the USA is scarce, as no lawyers, unless it is a case of injury or else a case wherein a lawyer sees a benefit for himself, would take a case to advance the good of the country.
However Justice4you know of one lawyer in Vancouver, British Columbia,
who has been doing pro bono work, for the good of the public rather than for a profit or income. His name is ANTHONY J. JASICH.
Mr. Jasich was called to the bar in 1957 and he retired in 2006. He has worked pro bono for over twenty-years (20).
Whereas scoundrels are a dime a dozen in Canada due to the amount of lawyers and the small population, Mr. Jasich has tried to assist those who have been legally abused and tries to assist some who have been defrauded by the system.
Whereas, one would be struck to find a lawyer in Canada doing pro-bono
work to protect the constitution of this country, or protect an individual whose constitutional rights was infringed upon, Mr. Jasich is one that tried to step up to the plate by rendering his legal counsel, when asked, for free, at no costs.
To know more about Mr. Jasich's case before Law Society of British Columbia (LSBC)
click on the following: In the Matter of the Legal Profession Act and a hearing concerning ANTHONY JOSEPH JASICH
In the meantime, the late attorney DUGALD CHRISTIE
had a lot to say about Pro-Bono
encourages the readers to click on the following link PRO BONO, THE BOTTOMLESS BOG
and read what Mr. Dugald's thoughts were on pro bono
and how he viewed his profession.
For the readers of this webpage, keep in mind, that regardless of whether a lawyer is acting pro bono
or not, NEVER
rely only on his counsel, unless you intend to be LEGALLY ABUSED
, one way or another.
If you have access to Law Libraries, make sure to spend time reading on the laws and rules that pertain to you and the case you are on.
Having said that, when the courts are lawless and when the institutions, paid to regulate, fail us, and they continue to fail in protecting its citizens, wherein the institutions would function ethically and competently as it should, than there would be no victims of LEGAL ABUSE.