Pro bono work is still one of the most noble aspects to our profession. Personally, it was some of the most satisfying legal work I have ever done. There is truth in the phrase “it is better to give than to receive.” One feels better too. Okay, enough preaching.
In this month’s Law Practice Today there is an article by Bob Weiss that points out how you can help your legal marketing efforts by partnering with in-house lawyers on your pro bono efforts. Think about it. It is a good way to show your character, your talents and, most importantly from a business development angle, build relationships and trust that can lead to business with a company you would like to do legal work for.
So, next time you undertake a pro bono project, give some thought to inviting an in-house attorney to work on the assignment with you.