|What is Pro Bono?|
Virtually every opening paragraph that explains pro bono will start with – the term pro bono comes from the Latin, ‘pro bono publico’, meaning ‘for the public good’. ‘For the public good’ can mean a myriad of things, but what does pro bono mean to you, the law student?
The Pro Bono Students’ Australian group defined ‘student pro bono' as being 'where students, without fee, reward or academic credit, provide or assist in the provision of services that will provide or enhance access to justice for low income and disadvantaged people.’
Opinions differ as do explanations, but simply put, pro bono to the law student means providing those in need, with free legal assistance in order to ensure the provision of access to justice, a fundamental right of every individual.
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