Schoolyard bully

Commentary | June 17, 2009 | By John Burbank | Real Change News

Pro bono is a term used by lawyers for legal work they perform without reimbursement or compensation. Legal firms - especially the large ones that charge several hundreds of dollars per hour - are usually eager to promote their pro bono work as community service. Davis Wright Tremaine is one of Seattle's premier law firms, and a sizeable portion of their website is dedicated to their pro bono work. But now they're looking to get paid for it - and at taxpayer expense to boot!

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