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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

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! Pro Bono Net Executive Director Mark O'Brien, Microsoft President and Chief Legal Officer Brad Smith, and LSC President James J. Sandman made the formal announcement and discussed the project at the LSC forum on increasing access to justice at Georgetown University Law Center. 

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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To Get Started

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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  • Libraries of training and reference materials
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Also, click here for our FAQ. If you cannot find what you are looking for, click the Help link on any page, or contact us. 

 

Pro Bono Manager

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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May 3-6, 2017 - Pro Bono Net is at the Equal Justice Conference in Pittsburgh! Click here to learn more about how our staff is participating. 

April 26, 2017 - Mark O'Brien co-teaches an experiential course at Georgetown Law called “Technology, Innovation, and Access to the Civil Justice System” which culminated in the IronTech Lawyer Competition. Click here to learn more. 

April 23-29, 2017 - In honor of National Volunteer Week 2017, which takes place this week, April 23-29, Pro Bono Net would like to extend our gratitude to the thousands of volunteer lawyers who make a huge difference for those in need. Visit our Featured Volunteers page to learn more! 

April 2017 - Pro Bono Net re-launched the probono.net/ny family of websites with a new look! Check it out and let us know what you think. This is the first of a series of new designs across the probono.net network this year, so stay tuned for more. 

 

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Press Releases

2017

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

The Veterans Consortium Pro Bono Program and Pro Bono Net Collaborate on Launch of New Website For Veterans and Volunteer Attorneys

LawHelpNY Releases Online Tools for Immigrant New Yorkers

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Volunteer Profile

Margaret "Peggy" Wojkowski is the Co-Supervising Manager at the Self-Help Web Center at the Cook Country Circuit Court in Illinois. LEARN MORE

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