New York, NY (PRWEB) January 9, 2009
Epiq Systems, Inc. announced that it has renewed its sponsorship of Pro Bono Net, a leader in innovative programs that increase access to justice.
Over the last 10 years, Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit organization, has created a broad and powerful network of nonprofit legal aid providers, courts and bar associations across the United States. This network uses two innovative web-based platforms-- http://www.probono.net and http://www.lawhelp.org -- to recruit and support volunteer lawyers and to provide direct information and self-help tools for low-income people facing legal problems.
Epiq Systems is a leading provider of integrated technology products and services for the legal profession. Its solutions streamline the administration of bankruptcy, litigation, financial transactions and regulatory compliance matters.
"Epiq recognizes the important role pro bono plays in the legal profession today," said Christopher E. Olofson, president and chief operating officer of Epiq Systems. "We are pleased to continue to support Pro Bono Net."
"Millions of low-income Americans each year have legal needs that go unmet. Our partnership with Epiq will help Pro Bono Net continue to recruit and support pro bono attorneys, who play a crucial role in meeting those needs," said Mark O'Brien, Pro Bono Net's Executive Director.
About Pro Bono Net
Pro Bono Net is a nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through increased volunteer lawyer participation and innovative use of technology. Founded in 1998, Pro Bono Net has created a powerful network of nonprofit legal aid providers, courts and bar associations across the United States and Canada. This network uses two Web-based platforms -- http://www.probono.net and http://www.lawhelp.org -- to recruit and manage volunteers, and to provide legal information and tools for low-income communities and the organizations that serve them. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation described Pro Bono Net as "a model for other nonprofits that are looking to create innovative, technology-based delivery systems that are sustainable over the long term." For more information, visit http://www.probono.net.