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Not long ago, law firm pro bono operated on a case-by-case basis. A client in need found a lawyer or firm to offer its time, and together they sought justice. Individual crises, though, are often symptoms of systemic failures, and in recent years law firms have begun collaborating in an effort to address both.

Ben Seal

Ben Seal is managing editor of The American Lawyer. He joined the magazine in February 2018, and previously spent five years working for The Legal Intelligencer, editing the paper's magazines and supplements and reporting on Pennsylvania's state courts, legislature and Attorney General's Office. Contact him at [email protected] or @BSealTAL.

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