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DIALOGUE Summer 2010
VOL. 14, NO. 3
News and Perspectives from the ABA Division for Legal Services
Pro Bono
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The History of IOLTA – Lessons for the Future
By Linda K. Rexer

The title of this article was also the title of a workshop presented at the Winter 2010 IOLTA Workshops. Read more...

From the Chair...
By Lora J. Livingston

There is no doubt that these are challenging times for IOLTA: interest rates are at historic lows, principal balances have declined and the demand for legal services by our most vulnerable populations is growing. Read more...

Grantee Spotlight: Mississippi Center for Justice’s Pro Bono Foreclosure Prevention Campaign
By Bonnie Allen

Consumer protection has been a top advocacy priority for the Mississippi Center for Justice (MCJ) since it was founded in 2003. Read more...

News and Notes

Revenue Enhancement
On June 10, 2010, the Delaware Supreme Court issued an order adopting mandatory IOLTA and IOLTA rate comparability, effective November 1, 2010. Read more...

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Pro Bono

2010 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award Recipients
By Jamie Hochman-Herz, Assistant Committee Counsel, ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service

On August 9, 2010, the five recipients of the ABA Pro Bono Publico Award were honored at the Pro Bono Publico Awards Assembly Luncheon held during the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. Read more...

From the Chair...
By A. Michael Pratt

The Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service recently sponsored the 2010 Equal Justice Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more...

A Prescription for Better Health: Medical-Legal Partnerships
By Kelly Scott, Staff Attorney, ABA Center for Pro Bono Medical-Legal Partnerships Pro Bono Support Project

Medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) address the social determinants of health that create hardships for vulnerable populations through the integration of free legal services in the healthcare setting. Read more...

Policy News

Colorado Adopts Rule on Judicial Conduct and Pro Bono
Colorado has amended Rule 3.7(a) of the Colorado Code of Judicial Conduct, effective July 1, 2010. Read more...

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Servicemembers Civil Relief Act Pro Bono Panel Program: Attorneys in San Diego Serving Those Who Serve Our Country
By Heather L. Rosing, Esq.

Thousands of men and women in uniform are a constant feature of life in San Diego County, and these servicemembers are highly valued members of the local community. Read more...

From the Chair...
By Donald J. Guter, RADM JAGC USN (Ret.)

Military legal assistance done well can make all the difference in the life of a client and the performance of a fighting force. Read more...

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The Brief Advice Panel: A Method to Expand Community Service and LRIS Business
By Elisha Hoffman Abrams, Esq.

When I first opened my law practice, I applied to become a panel member of the Philadelphia Bar Association Lawyer Referral and Information Service (LRIS). Read more...

From the Chair...
By Sheldon Warren

I was recently reminded (as I am regularly) what a valuable resource the ABA’s LRIS list service is. Read more...

ABA LRIS Committee Serves Lawyer Referral Programs, Lawyers and the Public
By Charles J. Klitsch

Each year, over a million people contact a bar-sponsored lawyer referral service. Thousands of attorneys – mostly solo and small firm practitioners – rely on LRIS programs to build their practices. Read more...

2010 LRIS Workshop - October 27-30 - Portland, Oregon

This is the only national Workshop designed for public-service Lawyer Referral managers and bar leaders. Read more...

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Updated: 09/09/2010

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