The American Bar Association Standing Committee on Pro Bono and
Public Service has awarded Judge Edward M. Ginsburg (ret.) with its
2014 Pro Bono Publico Award. Ginsburg was honored for his work with
Senior Partners for Justice (SPJ), a pro bono program he founded at
the Volunteer Lawyers Project of the Boston Bar Association in 2002
upon his retirement from the Probate and Family Court.
With a corps of nearly 1,000 volunteers, including many
experienced practicing and retired lawyers and retired judges,
Senior Partners for Justice has provided free legal assistance to
several thousand low-income litigants, primarily in family law,
guardianship and consumer cases. That translates to more than eight
million dollars in donated legal services. For the clients helped,
the services are invaluable.
Each year, the ABA Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public
Service presents five Pro Bono Publico Awards to individual lawyers
and institutions in the legal community that enhance the human
dignity of others by improving or delivering volunteer legal
services to the poor or disadvantaged.