Oct. 18, 2023 – How can attorneys make time for pro bono work? Jennifer Binkley, director of the Family Court Clinic at U.W. Law School and recipient of the 2023 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award, shares tips for lawyers considering taking on pro bono cases.
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award recognizes dedication to the development and delivery of legal services to low-income individuals or those who develop innovative ways to deliver volunteer legal services. This year, the committee presents the award to an attorney whose entire career has been dedicated to helping others and who has given back to the community in numerous ways with the goal of increasing access to justice for Dane County’s residents.
Under Binkley’s leadership as chair since 2004, the Dane County Bar Association’s Delivery of Legal Services Committee (DLSC) has worked to develop, maintain, and coordinate pro bono and pro se projects in Dane County, including pro se clinics and attorney training opportunities that benefit the underserved. Binkley is also manager of the Veterans Law Clinic, formed by the U.W. Law School and now administered by the DCBA, making sure that volunteers were available and expanding locations where veterans can be served.
Binkley is known as a leader who brings dedicated people together for a greater cause, and all with integrity, dedication, and good humor.
Pro Bono Week is Oct. 22-28, 2023
In this issue of InsideTrack, we are celebrating National Pro Bono Week by showcasing State Bar members who make vital contributions to their communities by increasing access to justice via pro bono work. Join us in honoring these pro bono champions, profiled in this issue:
- Jennifer Binkley, director of the Family Court Clinic at U.W. Law School and recipient of the 2023 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year Award;
- Robert Forseth, executive director of Rural Access to Justice Inc., recipient of the 2023 Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year; and
- Emily Feinstein, a pro bono coordinator and partner at Quarles & Brady in Madison.
Do you know anyone who is a pro bono star? Let us know on the State Bar of Wisconsin Facebook page.
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