The Patently Impossible Project and the importance of pro bono service

Pro bono service is extremely important to me. I have been volunteering with arts organizations since before I was an attorney. I think our communities as a whole are substantially improved when we provide representation and voices to our underserved segments of society, particularly non-profit organizations. With respect to intellectual property law, I think it is important to foster entrepreneurship and invention through pro bono work. According to a September 2017 report released by the U.S. Small Business Administration, low-income areas have far fewer businesses than other areas in the U.S. However, entrepreneurship offers an alternative route to economic success and an increasingly promising pathway out of poverty, which benefits my community and our communities as a greater whole. I have been volunteering with Dade Legal Aid since 2009 through its Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts program where we partner with the Arts & Business Council of…

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