State Bar of Nevada's Pro Bono Challenge Marks Notable Success
In response to a slump in volunteerism and donations that followed the COIVD-19 pandemic, the State Bar of Nevada created the Section Pro Bono Challenge, a friendly competition among the State Bar’s practice sections.
This competition resulted in 3,115 hours of pro bono work serving more than 2,000 people across the State of Nevada. One hundred and ninety-eight Attorneys from 13 sections participated in the challenge by taking cases, participating in ask-a-lawyer and Lawyer in the Library or events and donating to the Nevada Bar Foundation to provide additional Pro bono legal services benefiting Nevadans in need.
The top volunteer from the top ten sections were recognized at a special luncheon with the Nevada Supreme Court and Nevada Court of Appeals
The successful challenge did not go unnoticed on a national level. It was honored with a silver award from the American Society of Association Executives, acknowledging the positive economic and societal contributions made by this initiative by professional groups.
While this program has expanded pro bono support in the state, demand for services remains high. Attorneys can learn more about opportunities to serve at nvbar.org/probono. More information about the Section Pro Bono Challenge can be found at nvbar.org/sectionsprobonochallenge