Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin attorney Rebecca L. Santoro will serve as a panelist discussing pro bono legal work as part of National Pro Bono week. The Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division Spotlight on Pro Bono panel will kick off the weeklong celebration of pro bono legal service, bringing together attorneys from the area to discuss working with pro bono clients, how to get involved in this type of work, and how to balance pro bono work with the demanding professional life of a young attorney. Philadelphia Bar Association Vice Chancellor John Savoth will deliver the opening remarks at the event, which will be held on October 22, 2010, at the bar association’s headquarters.

Santoro is an associate in Hangley Aronchick’s litigation practice. She is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School (2007), where she served as an Articles Editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and as an Arthur Littleton and H. Clayton Louderback Legal Writing Instructor. She earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Brown University in 2004. After graduating from law school, Santoro clerked for the Honorable William H. Yohn, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

About National Pro Bono Week 2010:
For the second year, the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Pro Bono and Public Service is sponsoring National Pro Bono Week from October 24 to 30, 2010. The celebration is a coordinated national effort meant to foster pro bono work to meet the needs of vulnerable citizens by encouraging and supporting the expansion of pro bono legal services. In addition, the week of events around the country is meant to showcase the difference that pro bono lawyers make to the US, its system of justice, its communities, and its citizens.