Celebrate Pro Bono Kicks off Tuesday

Celebrate Pro Bono Month kicks off this week, bringing attention to the thousands of hours of free legal advice Tennessee lawyers provide every year. Now in its fifth year, the Tennessee Bar Association’s Celebrate Pro Bono Initiative brings together bar associations, law schools, law firms, legal services providers and individual lawyers to offer free services to those unable to afford a lawyer. This year's celebration is expected to involve more than 300 volunteers -- including lawyers, law students, paralegals and language interpreters -- in more than 60 events and activities across the state. The effort is also a part of a national pro bono campaign.