Lawyers have an obligation to do pro bono work: Donovan

By Tony Poland, Associate Editor

Pro bono work is not only rewarding, it’s essential for the well-being of the community you serve, says Fredericton family lawyer and mediator Jennifer Donovan.

“It’s a common preconception that lawyers are either all about the money and over-bill, or have no heart and wouldn’t help you if you couldn’t pay. But in my experience, I know many lawyers who do not practise that way,” says Donovan, owner of J. Donovan Law Group.

“I’ve been blessed with a career that I dearly love. I don’t consider it ‘work’ at all, so when I have a client who says they are unable to pay, I just can’t turn my back.”

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