n Without Prejudice - Recovering costs in pro bono matters : the law
|Article Title||Recovering costs in pro bono matters : the law|
|© Publisher:||JetBlue Publishers (Pty) Ltd|
|Publication Date||Apr 2008|
|Pages||7 - 8|
Pro bono. As a friend of mine once said, "We're not talking about the U2 fan club here." Lawyers who provide free legal assistance for the public benefit are said to engage in pro bono work. Regardless of whether a mandatory pro bono system applies, many attorneys are passionate about assisting poor people living on the margins of an unequal society. The prospect of not recovering costs is not a disincentive to litigating on a pro bono basis. "My budget has absolutely nothing to do with my sentiments," says one attorney.
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