"People who qualify are referred to lawyers who charge $50 to $75 an hour or
a flat fee for certain services."How is it pro bono work if the
lawyers are getting paid?
It is truly puzzling that JHP would be so unhappy that attorneys are providing
discounts to the poor. Does he not realize that attorneys must make a living?
JHP: Sorry for the confusion. The pro bono program was initially
mentioned as a comparison to the Modest Means Lawyer Referral program, and the
article switches to discuss the new program in the fifth paragraph, "the Bar
is keenly aware of the significant unmet legal needs of people who don't
quality for free legal assistance and can't afford fees charged by law
firms, Gilson said."The rest of the article is about the new
program, "which helps people with modest incomes and assets obtain legal
help at discounted rates."Pro bono assistance can be found here
http://goo.gl/SmDu99 and here http://goo.gl/OK0Bdp. Utah State Bar