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Responding to growing need for pro bono services, Esquire launches program to help law firms make most of pro bono budgets

New Pro Bono Court Reporting Program provides significant discounts on deposition services, furthering Esquire’s commitment to equal access to justice.

Atlanta, GA, July 11, 2017 – Esquire Deposition Solutions, LLC (www.esquiresolutions.com), the nation’s leading provider of court reporting, video, and interpreting services, is pleased to announce a new Pro Bono Court Reporting Program that creates partnerships with law firms across the country to offer discounted court reporting services to allow more individuals equal access to justice.

The need for legal services among underserved communities and the poor is overwhelming. According to an American Bar Association study, at least 40% of low and moderate-income households experience a legal problem each year. Yet studies show that the collective civil legal aid effort is meeting only about 20% of the legal needs of low-income people.1 In 2017, the need for legal services is becoming more acute, particularly on issues related to immigration, housing, employment, domestic violence, and a host of other noncriminal areas that directly affect indigent and underserved children, families, seniors, and veterans.

Esquire has extensively researched through engagement with our clients and non-profit legal organizations to understand the pro bono landscape. Based on these discussions, it is clear that the number one challenge law firms and lawyers face is stretching their pro bono budgets to provide as much representation as they can for their pro bono clients and cases.

To help make the most of a firm’s pro bono budget, the Esquire Pro Bono Court Reporting Program enables law firms to save 50% off the O&1 page rate on their pro bono depositions. Firms can realize further cost savings by leveraging new remote deposition technology, which provides a reliable, easy way to attend depositions or depose witnesses in remote locations without the costs of travel.

“We are excited to offer this new program to further our commitment to equal access to justice,” states Avi Stadler, Esquire General Counsel. “By discounting and donating our work, we help firms stretch their pro bono budgets further and allow them to invest more time in helping needy clients. It’s good for the firm, good for the client, and most importantly, good for the soul.”

For more information on why pro bono makes a better attorney, please read our blog “Why Pro Bono Makes You a Better Attorney (And a Better Person)“.

Firms interested in learning more about Esquire’s Pro Bono Court Reporting Program can contact probono@esquiresolutions.com.