By Jana Russell Garner and G. Allen Howell
When the terms pro bono and access to justice are introduced into a conversation, do you yawn? Do the ideas of pro bono and access to justice translate to duty and obligation? Does the idea of finding time in the margins of your life to intentionally provide legal services for free cause you stress? If you answered "yes" to any or all of these questions, you are not alone.
At the Alabama State Bar, pro bono services and access to justice issues are priorities. As members of the state bar, we agree that those issues should be a priority and want them to continue to be in the future. So, the real question for the bar is how do we invigorate individuals whose actions compose pro bono and access to justice on a daily basis throughout Alabama?
One way is to celebrate! On October 12, the Alabama State Bar is hosting a cocktail reception at the federal courthouse in Tuscaloosa. We are inviting members of our bar, judiciary, executive and legislative members of the state and federal governments, along with corporate and community partners. You are invited to accept the gratitude of the Alabama State Bar and celebrate with others the good...