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Celebrate Pro Bono


Recruitment of pro bono program volunteers can take many forms. As programs undertake their recruitment efforts it is essential that they create strategies that will maximize the program's objectives. Part of that planning includes selecting the correct approach for the targeted audience and identifying the local bar or judicial leaders who will assist with the recruitment effort.

Past National Celebrations of Pro Bono demonstrated the creativity that pro bono program uses in implementing recruitment activities. Examples include:

Appeal Letters

Event Title: VLP Letter from Alabama Bar President
Sponsoring Organization: Alabama Bar President
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Contact Information: Linda Lund,



Event Title: Pro Bono in the Cloud - Launch of the Virtual Bay Area Pro Bono Fair (

Sponsoring Organizations: Bay Area Legal Services Nonprofits, CYLA, ACC - SFBA

Location: San Francisco, CA

Contact information: Megan Colla,

Event Title: Pro Bono Road Shows

Sponsoring Organizations: Philadelphia Bar Association, Delivery of Legal Services Committee

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Contact Information: Jodi Schatz,



Meal Events

Event Title: Transactional Pro Bono Opportunities Luncheon

Sponsoring Organizations: Pro Bono Project of Silicon Valley, Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto, Public Advocates

Location: Mountain View, CA

Contact Information: Julie Park:

Event Title: Pro Bono Awareness Lunches
Sponsoring Organization: Greenberg Traurig LLP
Location: Held in ten locations including: Washington, District of Columbia, Philadelphia, Denver, Florham Park, New York, Chicago, Miami, Boston, Houston, Atlanta
Contact Information: Caline Pinto,



Fairs and Open Houses

Event Title: The University of Akron School of Law Public Interest Law Day

Sponsoring Organization: The University of Akron School of Law Career Planning Office

Location: Akron, OH

Contact Information: Barbara Weinzierl,

Event Title: National Pro Bono Celebration Week Virtual Open House

Sponsoring Organization: Pro Bono Net

Location: Internet, NY

Contact Information: Tony Lu,



Unique Events

Event Title: Annual Pro Bono Professor Brown Bag

Sponsoring Organizations: S.J. Quinney College of Law

Location: Salt Lake City, UT

Event Title: Campbell Law School's Golden Gavel Search Trivia

Sponsoring Organizations: Pro Bono Publico Student Organization and Director of Pro Bono Opportunities

Location: Raleigh, NC

Event Title: Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Table Tents ask "Have you done your pro bono today?"

Sponsoring Organizations: Eighteenth Judicial Circuit Courts, Shelby County Bar Association, Alabama State Bar Pro Bono Week Task Force

Location: Columbiana, AL

Contact Information: Linda Lund,



Event Title: Lunch With the Chief Justice
(The Chief Justice 'raffled herself off" to have lunch with students willing to commit to doing pro bono work.)
Sponsoring Organization: Chief Justice Sue Bell Cobb
Location: Montgomery, Alabama
Contact Information: Linda Lund,

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