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Lawyers serving the public good.

Pro bono or legal aid attorney, law student or faculty

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

Pat Layden, a private practitioner in McAlester, Oklahoma, has volunteered many hours to promote equal access to justice in Oklahoma. He served Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma Inc. as Board member and past President of the Board and as a pro bono attorney. Pro Bono Net thanks Legal Aid Services of Oklahama (LASO) for sharing this inspiring volunteer story about his work on a hotly contested child custody case where a young mother, with a critically ill infant was involved in a custody battle over her one–year old daughter. LEARN MORE

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