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National studies have indicated time and again that as much as 80 percent of the legal needs of the poor go unmet. The rise in foreclosure, consumer debt, unemployment and related problems in recent years has increased the need for free legal services even as funding for many legal aid organizations has been sharply reduced. Pro bono work is key to addressing the gap between the availability of legal services and the rising number of those in need.

Our National Pro Bono Opportunities Guide provides searchable listings of programs nationwide that need volunteer lawyers. Use it to find a pro bono opportunity with an organization near you.

Pro Bono Net built and maintains a network of advocate sites across the country in partnership with legal aid and pro bono organizations, some regional and some based on a particular area of law. Explore the national pro bono projects we support or find your regional site.

Our national training calendar can help you find training events in your area - or you can explore the calendar for your regional site.


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Volunteer Profile

James Mason is an associate attorney in Dorsey & Whitney LLP's Minneapolis office. He volunteers with Volunteer Lawyers Network (VLN) in its criminal expungement workshop. At the workshops, volunteer attorneys like James help people complete the lengthy and detailed court pleadings required for expungement using the HotDocs assembly tool hosted on ProJusticeMN.org. READ MORE

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