SJC Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services
About the Committee
Established in August 1999, the Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services works to promote volunteer legal work in Massachusetts to help people of limited means who are in need of legal representation, in accordance with the (Supreme Judicial Court 3:07) Rule 6.1, Voluntary Pro Bono Publico Service ("for the public good").
The Standing Committee on Pro Bono Legal Services administers both the Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards Program and the newly instituted Pro Bono Recognition Program. The Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards Program seeks to identify and honor those in the legal profession who have enhanced the human dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal services to the Commonwealth's poor and disadvantaged. The Pro Bono Recognition Program acknowledges the extraordinary commitment to pro bono legal work by law firms, solo practitioners, in-house corporate counsel offices, government attorneys' offices, non-profit organizations and law schools which certify they have met specific criteria established by the Committee.
About the Adams Pro Bono Publico Awards
About the Pro Bono Recognition Program - Honor Roll
Hon. Ralph D. Gants, Supreme Judicial Court
Susan M. Finegan, Chair
Rebecca M. Cazabon
Erin K. Higgins
Robert J. Holloway, Jr.
Hon. Susan L. Jacobs
Kathleen E. McGrath
Lonnie A. Powers
John J. Regan
Robert C. Sacco
E. Abim Thomas