Senior Partners for Justice founder 
Edward M. Ginsburg receives 2014 ABA Pro Bono Publico Award

Issue September 2014

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.