Nicola Laver reports on the pro bono challenges for firms in the covid-19 crisis

The contribution that law firms provide on a pro bono basis in times of crisis is what people will remember in years to come when they, and their friends and family, need a lawyer.

This issue brings to mind the New Testament account of ‘the widow’s mite’, when Jesus saw the richest of society putting plenty of their cash into the treasury.

It was their hard-earned cash, for sure, but what they donated was a drop in the ocean compared to what they had left.

The widow, on the other hand, put in far more than those high net worth individuals did – that is to say, everything she had – a mere two small coppers (mites).

It was the widow who Jesus commended for putting in more than all the r...

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