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SETTING UP A PRO BONO PROGRAM:  THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE'S EXPERIENCE

I.  Why Should Federal Agencies Have Pro Bono Programs?

II.  Why Should Agencies Have a Pro Bono Policy?

It is an effective way to implement Executive Order 12988.

III.  What is Pro Bono Legal Service?

IV.   What Makes Government Agency Pro Bono Programs Different From Private Sector Programs?

V.  What Are Possible Sources of Pro Bono Cases and How Can Employees Find Them?

VI.  What Are Relevant Legal Constraints to Be Aware Of?

VII.   How Can These Constraints Be Addressed?

VIII.   What Has DOJ Done To Organize Pro Bono Opportunities?

IX.  How Has DOJ Organized The Management of its Pro Bono Program?

X.   What Are Some of the Barriers That Agencies May Face?

XI.   How Can a Pro Bono Program Be Promoted?

XII.   How Do You Know Whether the Pro Bono Program is Working?

For further information, call Laura Klein, Pro Bono Program Manager, (202) 353-7529.

August 2002

 

 

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