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This site provides resources for pro bono and legal services attorneys and others working to assist low income or disadvantaged clients. Please join our community and start making a difference today!

Pro Bono Net News

On Tuesday, April 19th, as part of the Legal Services Corporation White House Forum on Access to Justice, the Legal Services Corporation with Microsoft and Pro Bono Net made a big announcement. Also as part of the Forum, our Executive Director, Mark O’Brien, participated in the “Pro Bono and Technology Innovations to Improve Access to Justice” Panel at the Legal Services Corporation White House Forum on Access to Justice. Watch the video of the Announcement and the Panel at the LSC Video Library.

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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Simply select your state from the Regional Sites menu on the left, or pick one of the substantive National Sites. We even have a growing International Sites section as well.

Once registered, you will have access to a wealth of helpful resources including:

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Learn about our pro bono practice management solution!

Download a Microsoft case study about how one firm increased its pro bono capacity.

Pro Bono Net Updates

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June 1, 2016 - Claudia Johnson, our LawHelp Interactive Program Manager, was featured in a New York Times article on technology and access to justice! Read the article:

April 19, 2016 - Executive Director, Mark O'Brien, participated in a panel at the White House Forum on Access to Justice. During the event, the Legal Services Corporation announced a new partnership with Microsoft and Pro Bono Net!

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Press Releases

2016

Citizenshipworks Opens the Door for Millions of U.S. Immigrants Eligible to Naturalize

Pro Bono Net Staff Shares Expertise at 2016 Equal Justice Conference

The Legal Services Corporation Launches Pilot Program to Increase Access to Justice

Pro Bono Net Salutes Volunteer Lawyers in Recognition of Volunteer Week 2016

LawHelp.org Offers Tax Help to the Public

Voting Rights Institute Receives Prestigious MacArthur Grant

Pro Bono Net Staff Shares Expertise at 2016 Technology Initiative Grants (TIG) Conference

2015

Pro Bono Net Celebrates National "Celebrate Pro Bono" Week

LawHelp Helps Stop the Cycle of Violence, Offers Free Legal Tools & Resources

New York Courts Win 2015 Legaltech Innovation Award

 

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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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