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In honor of this year's National Celebrate Pro Bono Week, Pro Bono Net would like to recognize the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need and the incredibly important work of pro bono volunteers in building our capacity to meet the vast unmet need for civil legal services. This year we celebrated National Pro Bono Week through a special Volunteering-a-Day Initiative, which showcased a new volunteer profile to our national community each day. Read our Press Release and head to Connecting Justice Communities blog for our featured Pro Bono Week volunteers!

 

Like many of you, Pro Bono Net's thoughts are with those in Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rico, and other places impacted by recent natural disasters. As an advocate for justice, you no doubt share our concerns about the disproportionate and long-term impact disasters often have on low-income and other vulnerable communities. Legal aid programs help survivors rebuild their lives and navigate the road to recovery, including applying for disaster benefits, replacing wills and vital documents, making insurance claims, combatting contractor fraud and scams, and more. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved!

 
The Need For Pro Bono

The need for legal services among the poor is overwhelming. According to an American Bar Association study, at least 40% of low and moderate-income households experience a legal problem each year. Yet studies show that the collective civil legal aid effort is meeting only about 20% of the legal needs of low-income people.

Who We Are

Pro Bono Net is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to increasing access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation.

Watch our video celebrating our 15th anniversary celebration and learn more about how Pro Bono Net and our partners are bridging the justice gap.

 

 

 

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Pro Bono Net Updates

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October, 2017 -  Legal aid programs help survivors rebuild their lives and navigate the road to recovery, including applying for disaster benefits, replacing wills and vital documents, making insurance claims, combatting contractor fraud and scams, and more. Click here to learn more about how you can get involved!

September, 2017 - Pro Bono Net, along with Microsoft and the Legal Services Corporation, have launched a new blog to follow the progress of the development of statewide legal portals in pilot states Alaska and Hawaii! Subscribe to the blog to get the latest details straight to your inbox! 

May 26, 2017 - Pro Bono Net, along with the Immigration Advocates Network and other leading immigrants' rights organizations with whom we work closely, is launching a new campaign to engage lawyers and other professionals around the country in skill-based volunteering to protect the rights of immigrants. #STANDWITHIMMIGRANTS  http://bit.ly/SWI2017

April 2017 - The Legal Services Corporation (LSC), Microsoft Corporation, and Pro Bono Net have named Alaska and Hawaii as state partners in a pilot program to develop online, statewide legal portals to direct individuals with civil legal needs to the most appropriate forms of assistance! 

 

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Press Releases

2017

Pro Bono Net Celebrates National 'Celebrate Pro Bono' Week

LawHelp Offers Free Legal Tools & Resources to Connect Attorneys and Victims

New Campaign Will Mobilize Thousands of Lawyers and Other Professionals to Stand with Immigrants

New Yorkers in Family Court can now get help via live chat on the CourtHelp website

The Legal Services Corporation Announces Pilot States for Innovative Program to Increase Access to Justice

Pro Bono Net Salutes Volunteer Lawyers in Recognition of Volunteer Week 2017

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Volunteer Profile

Kate Powers is an associate in the litigation department at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. She holds a J.D. from Cornell Law School where she served as a Notes Editor of the Cornell International Law Journal. She currently volunteers with Her Justice in New York. Read More

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