Pro Se Litigants and Pro Bono Attorneys Will Have More Online Help and Coordination as LexisNexis Agrees to Sponsor Pro Bono Net
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
- Business Wire
- Source: California
LexisNexis, a leading global provider of business information solutions, today announced it has become a sponsor of Pro Bono Net, a national nonprofit organization that works to increase access to justice through innovative uses of technology and increased volunteer lawyer participation. The sponsorship is part of an ongoing commitment from LexisNexis to facilitate legal assistance for the poor and disadvantaged through pro bono work. During the past 10 years, Pro Bono Net has created a broad and powerful network of nonprofit legal aid providers, courts and bar associations across the United States. This network uses two innovative web-based platforms - www.probono.net and www.lawhelp.org - to recruit and support volunteer lawyers and to provide direct information and tools for low-income people facing legal problems. Probono.net is the leading online resource for lawyers serving the public good, providing tools, resources and opportunities to make it easy to volunteer. LawHelp.org offers state-based legal referrals, know-your-rights information and a variety of self-help tools.