Pro Bono in Principle and in Practice
Public Service and the Professions
Deborah L. Rhode

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Pro Bono in Principle and in Practice

Acknowledgments

Introduction

 

Chapter One

THE BAR'S PRO BONO RESPONSIBILITIES

Historical Background of Court-Appointed Counsel for the Poor

Constitutional Challenges to Court Appointments

The Evolution of Voluntary Pro Bono Contributions and Bar Ethical Rules

The Extent of Pro Bono Work

The Development of Law School Pro Bono Programs

 

Chapter Two

THE RATIONALE FOR PRO BONO RESPONSIBILITIES

Society's Justifications for Pro Bono Service

The Profession's Justifications for Pro Bono Service

Opposition to Pro Bono Service

Moral Objections to Mandatory Pro Bono Service

Practical Objections to Pro Bono Service

Compromise Proposals

The Rationale for Law School Pro Bono Programs

Mandatory Pro Bono Service in Law Schools

 

Chapter Three

ALTRUISTIC BEHAVIOR

Definitions of Altruism

The Benefits of Altruism

The Frequency of Charitable Behavior

The Influences on Charitable Behavior

Community Service and Service Learning

Implications of Altruism Research for Pro Bono Programs

 

Chapter Four

PUBLIC SERVICE IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE

Medicine

Engineering

Business

A Comparative Assessment

 

Chapter Five

PRO BONO SERVICE IN AN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT

The Evolution of Pro Bono Service

The United Kingdom

Australia

China

Connecting the Cultures

 

Chapter Six

AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF PRO BONO SERVICE AMONG AMERICAN LAWYERS

Survey Methodology

Personal Characteristics and Motivations of Surveyed Lawyers

Pro Bono Policies and Practices

Strategies for Change

Major Findings

 

Chapter Seven

AN EMPIRICAL ANALYSIS OF LAW SCHOOL PRO BONO PROGRAMS

Attitudes Toward Public Service

Law School Culture and Public Service

Pro Bono Policies

Strategies for Change

Major Findings

 

Chapter Eight

AN AGENDA FOR REFORM

Reporting, Requiring, and Rewarding Service

Strengthening Pro Bono Programs

Pro Bono in Perspective

Appendices

Notes

Index