From time immemorial, lawyers and law firms have provided free legal services to clients who could not afford to pay. What motivates them to do so? What are the rewards of pro bono service? What makes pro bono legal services different from other forms of volunteer work? What types of pro bono work can be done by lawyers who are not litigators? These are just a few of the questions we asked Emily Cooke, the leader of the pro bono program at the Pierce Atwood law firm. Emily's answers help to explain the attraction of pro bono work for many firms and their lawyers, and provide clear, practical advice for those interested in furthering their own commitments to making the law accessible to people and organizations of limited means.