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/*Pro bono publico*/ (English: for the public good; usually shortened to
/*pro bono*/) is a Latin phrase for professional work undertaken
voluntarily and without payment or at a reduced fee as a public service.
Unlike traditional volunteerism, it is service that uses the specific
skills of professionals to provide services to those who are unable to
afford them.

/Pro Bono Publico/ is also used in the United Kingdom to describe the
central motivation of large organizations such as the National Health
Service, and various NGOs, which exist "for the public good", rather than
for shareholder profit.


· 1 Legal counsel

· 1.1 United Kingdom
· 1.2 South Korea
· 1.3 United States

· 2 Outside the legal sector

· 2.1 Loaned employee
· 2.2 Functional coaching and mentoring
· 2.3 Marathon
· 2.4 Standardized team projects
· 2.5 Open-ended outsourcing
· 2.6 Sector-wide solutions
· 2.7 General contracting
· 2.8 Signature issue

· 3 See also
· 4 References
· 5 External links

*Legal counsel[edit]*

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Pro bono legal counsel may assist an individual or group on a legal case by
filing government applications or petitions. A judge may occasionally
determine that the loser should compensate a winning pro bono counsel.

-United Kingdom[edit]-

Since 2002, many UK law firms and law schools have celebrated an annual Pro
Bono Week, which encourages solicitors and barristers to


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