As of now, there is little evidence on the questions of whether pro bono services are effective, whether lawyer charity is a cheaper way to provide them (because it does cost money to do pro bono), or whether it would in fact be more efficient and effective if firms and attorneys stopped giving their time and instead donated money to the organizations already specializing in these clients and causes. Pro bono may or may not be an efficient way of doing socially important work; at this point, we simply do not know.
|Number of pages||34|
|Journal||University of New South Wales Law Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Sep 2014|
Maquire, R., Shearer, G., & Field, R. (2014). Reconsidering pro bono: A comparative analysis of protocols in Australia, the united states, the United Kingdom and Singapore: A comparative analysis of protocols in Australia, the united states, the United Kingdom and Singapore. University of New South Wales Law Journal, 37(3), 1164-1197. http://classic.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/UNSWLawJl/2014/42.html