The Gift of Pro Bono Work
Lane Powell Shareholder Parna Mehrbani was quoted in the January issue of Multnomah Lawyer in an article titled “Our Gift.” The article is about the importance of doing pro bono work in the community and commends Parna for making “pro bono an integral part of her practice,” for devoting more than 280 hours of pro bono work in 2010 and for winning the Oregon State Bar Pro Bono Award.
“Pro bono work is some of the most rewarding legal work you can do because you are providing access to the legal system to people who would not otherwise have it,” Parna told me. “And not only that, but your clients are abundantly appreciative of the work you do.” Rightfully so. In representing her elderly client, Parna convinced her to take the case to trial and won. “You can help these clients resolve things that, to them, seem impossible.” Ask any attorney who works with pro bono clients and they will likely agree with Parna’s sentiments.