"pro bono" (Latin)

What does the Latin term pro bono mean?

"Pro bono" is a Latin term that has been adopted into English and is commonly used in the legal field. It translates to "for the public good" or "for the good." It refers to professional services, particularly legal services, that are provided voluntarily and without charge, typically to individuals or organizations in need who cannot afford to pay for such services.

Examples in Sentences

Here are three example sentences:
  • The lawyer agreed to take on the case pro bono to provide legal representation for the underprivileged client.
  • As part of their commitment to social responsibility, the law firm offers a certain number of hours each month for pro bono work to support the local community.
  • The nonprofit organization sought the assistance of a pro bono accountant to help with their financial reporting and ensure compliance with regulations.
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This page was written by Craig Shrives.