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Pro Bono Blossoms in Post-Quake Japan (The PBEye)

Friday, July 29, 2011

This post from The PBEye, the blog of the Pro Bono Institute, discusses how, in the aftermath of Japan’s recent three-fold disaster, civic-minded professionals around the world are rallying to help survivors rebuild their country and their lives.

According to the post, before 2010, which was labeled “The first year of pro bono in Japan”, the concept of pro bono service was merely limited to a select group.

However, after the  ill-fated events of March, pro bono started gaining wider currency in business circles, and organizations like Service Grant and the Daino Tokyo Bar Association are leading the movement to institutionalize pro bono into Japan’s legal culture.

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