Dear Fellow Member of the Bar,
With the arrival of 2020, we turn the page not only on another year, but also on another decade, and what an auspicious new year it is!
In 2020, The Global Pro Bono Bar prepares to celebrate the momentous milestone of two years of incorporation with the launch of two core initiatives intended to lay the groundwork for a brighter future for conscientious pro bono or public interest advocacy as well as for a more meaningful living, breathing legal professionalism across the global legal landscape.
First, in A Call To Revolution, our open letter to fellow members of the Bar around the world, we invite all individual legal professionals to join with us in a call for moral awakening across the global legal profession in recognition of the individual imperative we all share to work hand-in-hand within and across borders to build a better future for our common humanity. If you have not yet had a chance to read this open letter and to join as a signatory, please take a moment to do so now.
Second, The Global Pro Bono Bar is pleased to announce the launch of The Global Pro Bono Pledge, calling upon leaders in the private sector to join with us in affirming the absolute necessity for all legal professionals who work for them (absent any clear legal barrier) to maintain freedom in selecting pro bono projects and providing pro bono or public interest legal services as a matter of individual conscience and legal professionalism, not only when it is convenient for market positioning, but rather as and when there is an opportunity to make a difference.
A new year has arrived, and with it new possibilities for us as individual legal professionals and for the global legal profession. If you, your friends, or colleagues have not yet become members of The Global Pro Bono Bar, please take a moment to do so now.
There has never been a better time than 2020 to join us in The Legal Revolution to Fight Global Injustice!
Sincerely Yours in The Bar,
The Global Pro Bono Bar Association