This week, October 21-27, is National Celebrate Pro Bono Week. The term “pro bono” is short for the Latin phrase pro bono pubico, meaning for the public good. Attorneys, who have the ability to influence the legal process and effect extraordinary change in people’s lives, have an obligation to help those who cannot afford an attorney. To bring attention to the important role that pro bono work plays, Governor Nixon has signed a proclamation recognizing Celebrate Pro Bono Week in Missouri. To learn more about pro bono services in Missouri, check out the Missouri Bar’s pro bono website.