A number of San Diego personal injury attorneys do some type of pro bono work that is often overlooked by the media and the general public. Pro Bono work is basically services that attorneys perform for free when they see clients that are in need of legal representation, but cannot afford to pay for an attorney. Often, these cases simply must be done to provide justice to the injured party.
The reason you never hear of this pro bono work in the media is because it doesn’t make for a good story. There’s no “gloom and doom” or amazing video footage that goes along with these feel-good stories, so the media rarely reports on it.
Pro Bono work has been ingrained in the legal profession for centuries. The majority of attorneys practicing today entered the law profession to help people, and not to get rich. Helping people in need are the main reasons that nearly 70 percent of all lawyers practice pro bono work on a regular basis.
Attorneys who practice pro bono work, like the highest rated personal injury attorneys at Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys do pro bono work because it’s the right thing to do, and not because they are looking for recognition from the media. This is why so few attorneys openly discuss pro bono work. Attorneys who perform free services don’t need recognition. They only want to help clients who cannot afford to hire lawyers to take their cases, but who clearly have been wronged by someone.
The next time you hear a news story about an “ambulance chasing” attorney, or a story about an attorney who has committed malpractice, try to remember that the majority of attorneys are ethical and moral people who entered into a noble profession with the hopes of helping all clients — even the ones’ who can’t afford to pay for services.