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Lawyers donate 1.3 million hours of pro bono work

first_imgFlorida lawyers provided more than 1.3 million hours of pro bono work last year and contributed $2.5 million to legal aid organizations, according to the new figures gleaned from the Bar’s latest dues statements.The new statistics represent an increase in pro bono services over the previous year, when Florida attorneys provided $1.2 million hours of free service and $2.4 million in direct legal aid contributions.“Florida has one of the most aggressive pro bono legal services programs of any state in the nation, encouraging attorneys to provide free services and requiring them to report their contributions on an annual basis,” Bar President Tod Aronovitz said. “Despite the misperceptions many people have about lawyers, the truth is that the legal profession is absolutely dedicated to making the law work for everyone, and we want to make a difference in the lives of our community.”Aronovitz said the 1.3 million hours of pro bono work amounts to more than $65 million in free services, when calculated according to an estimate of $50 per hour in fees (based on doubling the $25-consultation fee charged by lawyers involved in the Bar’s Lawyer Referral Service).Nearly 30,000 of Florida’s 70,000 lawyers provided the free legal services to the poor from July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002, and 6,784 lawyers donated cash directly to the legal aid providers. In 1993, the Florida Supreme Court adopted a pro bono plan that encourages attorneys to give at least 20 hours per year in free legal services to the poor or contribute a minimum of $350 to legal aid organizations. Included in the Supreme Court plan was a mandatory requirement that every lawyer report whether he or she did or did not participate.“Pro bono contributions from the legal profession have risen steadily through the years, and our goal is to see every Florida lawyer participate and give back to the community,” Aronovitz said. Lawyers donate 1.3 million hours of pro bono work Lawyers donate 1.3 million hours of pro bono workcenter_img February 15, 2003 Regular Newslast_img read more

Cricket News Sports fraternity condemns serial blasts in Sri Lanka

first_imgHere are the tweets: New Delhi: As many as 360 people are injured in this ghastly incident. It was the occasion of Easter as a lot of people were praying in Church when the blasts took place at 8:45 AM in the morning. Everyone is left shocked with it even as the cricketing fraternity has strongly condemned the attack on the innocent people.The death toll is expected to rise as the explosions hit three high-end hotels in Colombo, the capital city of Sri Lanka, where a church was also targetted. Moreover, two additional churches were also hit in Colombo and the other in the Eastern part of the country in Batticaloa.Not only Sri Lanka but the whole world is left shocked with this incident and the cricketers around the world are no different. The former Sri Lanka cricketers expressed their disappointment over the same and prayed for the families of the ones who lost their lives. Even the Indian cricketers Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, VVS Laxman and Suresh Raina prayed for the safety of Sri Lanka and condemned the attack. Such a sad & dreadful day for our Mother Lankan. My Thoughts & heartfelt prayers to all effected victims. Let’s stay strong and stand against terrorism during this tragic time. Pray for Lanka 🇱🇰— Chaminda Vaas (@chaminda_vaas) April 21, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Thoughts and prayers go out to the families affected by the blasts in #SriLanka. We stand as one with our neighbours in this hour of trouble 🙏🏻 pic.twitter.com/lqTp8Xo9NYlast_img read more