When lawyers volunteered at a Los Angeles legal services agency to help Holocaust survivors complete applications for a German reparations fund, it was a good deed. But then the lawyers and the legal aid attorneys did something different. They created a national legal-assistance network that trained hundreds of volunteer attorneys to assist thousands of Holocaust survivors in 32 U.S. cities. Establishing the Holocaust Survivors Justice Network was not merely another good thing: It rewrote the pro bono playbook.
NLJ PRO BONO AWARDS | MANATT PHELPS
Old crime, new model of activist pro bono
The National Law Journal
January 5, 2009
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