Chief Justice Urges Pennsylvania Attorneys to Support Legal Aid and Pro Bono


Today Chief Justice Thomas G. Saylor released a letter to all Pennsylvania attorneys, thanking them for their financial support of civil legal aid and for their pro bono help in representing low income clients needing legal help in civil cases. The Chief Justice pointed out that every Pennsylvania attorney contributes to the Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network's provision of civil legal aid when paying their annual registration fee. He also pointed out other ways in which the Supreme Court and Pennsylvania attorneys support access to justice.

He concludes, "I ask each of the nearly 70,000 attorneys registered in the Commonwealth to make a personal commitment to provide whatever pro bono service you can through direct representation of the poor and financial support of our legal aid programs. It is these volunteer efforts, beyond the mandatory payment, that most greatly impact those in need."

The Chief Justice's letter can be viewed at the link below.

We thank the Chief Justice for this letter in support of expanding access to justice and we thank the lawyers of Pennsylvania for their continued and significant contributions of time and money to help promote fairness and justice for those who have nowhere else to turn.

Samuel W. Milkes, Esq.
Executive Director
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.
James P. DeAngelo, Esq.
McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC
President, Board of Directors
Pennsylvania Legal Aid Network, Inc.

Letter of Chief Justice Saylor to Members of the Bar

Letter of Chief Justice Saylor to Members of the Bar

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