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I just started as a first year associate at a firm that does not have any organized pro bono, however there is an “uncapped” billable hours policy that would allow me to apply pro bono to my hours requirement. How would you suggest I go about getting into pro bono work? It’s my understanding it’s not done much at my firm.

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Like A1 said, you might be able to reach out to a legal aid organization that might have a good idea where you can help. I'd caution you that you should partner with a...partner because pro bono litigation can go awry really quickly. It's always helpful to have a senior resource able/willing to help you out. Your firm might also have a nominal pro bono partner or committee who might be able to staff you with something.

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