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pro bono

The firm encourages its employees to spend 10% of their time on pro bono work.
  indication that legal or other professional work is done as an unpaid service for the public good
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Literal Latin translation:  "for the good".  It is sometimes stated as pro bono publico ("for the good of the public").
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  • The firm encourages its employees to spend 10% of their time on pro bono work.
  • Once a male friend came to visit me; a tall, curly-headed lawyer, he had been consulting with a pro bono client at a nearby men’s prison, so he decided to stop by on his way home.
    Piper Kerman  --  Orange Is the New Black
  • I interviewed Carlos Martan Ramarez, a doctor who treats migrants pro bono for the priest.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • I’ll tell her you’re a friend of mine and she’ll do it pro bono.
    Simone Elkeles  --  Perfect Chemistry

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  • Lori Andrews, who has worked pro bono on all of the most important biological ownership cases to date, including the current breast cancer gene suit, says that many scientists have interfered with science in precisely the way courts always worried tissue donors might do.
    Rebecca Skloot  --  The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Someone that has nothing better to do ought to write a letter pro bono publico to the papers about the muzzling order for a dog the like of that.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The firm took it pro bono — neither of the accused had any money, of course — and as I was the youngest, it ended up with me; and at the last minute, too, with scarcely a month to prepare.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • But, since you ask, we’ve spent roughly 250,000 kronor on pro bono work in the past few months."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
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Associated words [difficulty]:   pro bono [8] , status quo [5] , quid pro quo [7] , bar [1] , Chapter 11 bankruptcy [3] , grand jury [5] , recuse [5] , circumstantial evidence [6] , entrapment [6] , extradition [6] , inside information [6] , subpoena [6] , conflict of interest [7] , restraining order [7] , certiorari [8] , class action [8] , power of attorney [8] , public domain [8] , tort [8] , Uniform Commercial Code [9] , bench warrant [9] , collective bargaining [9] , corpus delicti [9] , de jure [9] , demurrer [9] , deponent [9] , ex parte [9] , notary public [9] , prima facie [9] , pseudoscience [9]
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