El Paso Times – Lawyers take pro bono cases to help community

As law students, attorneys learn the importance of providing pro bono, or free, legal services to the public. Most law schools expose future attorneys to areas of law and legal practice that reach the deepest needs of people in the community.

Pro bono service is a means through which all people can have access to the justice system, even if they cannot afford an attorney. Many attorneys choose to work for government or legal-aid agencies. Others work for law firms or enter private practice.

But, the practice of law is a business; it is how attorneys earn their living and pay their staff.

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