Over 40,000 people living in MetroWest are considered impoverished. The need for legal services among this group is staggering. Each year thousands of individuals who live below the poverty level are denied access to justice because they cannot afford a lawyer. The results can be catastrophic for them and their families. As a PBI attorney, you have the power to change that outcome and make a difference that will have a profound effect on a person’s life.
There is a saying, “the more you give the more you get.” I think that is true when taking on pro bono cases from MetroWest Legal Services. We are in a legal profession, not just a business, and sometimes you just need to get involved, because if you don’t, a great injustice would be done, simply because that person could not afford a private attorney. Taking on a pro bono case can be a life changing event for a litigant and is a nice way to give back to the community.