Every lawyer should aspire to provide legal services to those unable to pay.
A lawyer should aspire to render at least (50) hours of pro bono publico legal services per year. In fulfilling this aspirational goal, the lawyer should:
- provide a substantial majority of the (50) hours of legal services without fee or expectation of fee to
- persons of limited means or;
- charitable, religious, civic community, governmental and educational organizations in matters that are designed primarily to address the needs of persons of limited means; and
- provide any additional services through:
- delivery of legal services at no fee or substantially reduced fee to individuals, groups or religious, civic, community, governmental and educational organizations in matters in furtherance of their organizational purposes, where the payment of standard legal fees would significantly deplete the organization's economic resources or would be otherwise inappropriate;
- delivery of legal services at a substantially reduced fee to persons of limited means; or
- participation in activities for improving the law, legal system or the legal profession.