From the Latin term pro bon publico, which literally means for the public good. Pro Bono refers to legal service provided voluntarily by law firms, law schools and attorneys without monetary compensation.
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
Short for pro bono publico, Latin "for the public good," legal work performed by lawyers without pay, often to help those without financial resources to pay for services, or to support social causes such as environmental, youth, battered women, or other educational organizations or charities.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:22 pm