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#MOLawyersHelp throughout October

The Missouri Bar observed National Celebrate Pro Bono Week Oct. 24-30, highlighting the giving nature of Missouri lawyers. 

In 2020, Missouri lawyers provided more than 12,141 hours of pro bono legal services, which showcases the commitment bar members have to equal access to justice. Click here to learn how you can participate in pro bono work. 

Five lawyers – Will Goldstein, Tamar E. Hodges, Roland B. Miller III, Erica Mynarich, and Patricia D. Perkins – were also recognized for their pro bono services by receiving this year’s Pro Bono Publico Awards. These five lawyers have provided countless hours of free or reduced-fee services.  

Lawyers have “a moral obligation to help those who cannot help themselves” Hodges said. These five lawyers agreed that pro bono work helps drive their passions for law. 

“Pro bono work of all attorneys stems from a desire to do good and to improve at least our little corner of the world through improving the lives of our clients,” Perkins said. “I also find it immensely rewarding personally to be able to provide a service to people that they would not have access to otherwise in an effort to improve their lives and or at least their present circumstances.” 

Click here to read more about the 2021 Pro Bono Publico Award recipients. 

The Missouri Bar knows lawyers are committed to helping others through volunteering and pro bono work. Use #MOLawyersHelp to showcase the service of Missouri lawyers!