Community Service: Take a Break from Lawyering
To be clear, pro bono legal service is crucial to filling a need that can be addressed only by lawyers. But adding other types of community service to pro bono activities connects lawyers to the community in ways that don’t require a bar membership. Spend an hour reading to a kindergarten class, playing piano at a senior center, helping socialize shelter dogs, or volunteering in one of the countless other ways that have nothing to do with your day job. You may tap into hidden talents, rekindle interests that you put on hold to focus on career and even find an antidote to lawyer burnout.
Not sure how to get started? Take the quiz below to help identify your volunteer interests.
Have you already discovered your volunteering passion? Contact [email protected] to join the Senior Lawyers Committee Pro Bono Subcommittee and help us connect other senior lawyers to legal service and community volunteering opportunities.