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Published: Saturday, Aug. 16 2014 2:29 p.m. MDT

Updated: Saturday, Aug. 16 2014 2:29 p.m. MDT

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JHP
Okemos, MI

"People who qualify are referred to lawyers who charge $50 to $75 an hour or a flat fee for certain services."

How is it pro bono work if the lawyers are getting paid?

John Charity Spring
Back Home in Davis County, UT

It is truly puzzling that JHP would be so unhappy that attorneys are providing discounts to the poor. Does he not realize that attorneys must make a living?

Utah State Bar
Salt Lake City, UT

JHP:

Sorry for the confusion. The pro bono program was initially mentioned as a comparison to the Modest Means Lawyer Referral program, and the article switches to discuss the new program in the fifth paragraph, "the Bar is keenly aware of the significant unmet legal needs of people who don't quality for free legal assistance and can't afford fees charged by law firms, Gilson said."

The rest of the article is about the new program, "which helps people with modest incomes and assets obtain legal help at discounted rates."

Pro bono assistance can be found here http://goo.gl/SmDu99 and here http://goo.gl/OK0Bdp.

Utah State Bar

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