Our programs promote collaboration within state justice communities through one-stop access to key resources for legal aid advocates and pro bono attorneys. They also connect volunteer attorneys with pro bono opportunities in their local area, and incubate new tools to expand access to legal assistance for underserved communities.
Our probono.net platform promotes collaboration within state justice communities and strengthens the work of legal aid advocates, pro bono attorneys and law students through one-stop access to essential resources. Through online communities such as MassProBono.org, ProJusticeMN.org and probono.net/ny members can find volunteer opportunities, training events and searchable libraries of practice tools they won't find anywhere else. Connect with these and other statewide probono.net networks at https://www.probono.net/network.
Reaching Rural and Underserved Communities
More than 60 million Americans live in rural areas with limited access to legal aid organizations. For millions of others, transportation barriers, lack of time off from work, caregiving responsibilities and other issues can be obstacles for accessing legal help. Our remote lawyering platform, Remote Legal Connect, allows legal services providers, pro bono initiatives, courts, and community partners to rapidly build and manage a legal support program regardless of location to expand the help available on issues such as consumer debt, family law, eviction and more.
Expanding Roles for Community Partners
Pro Bono Net incubates new community outreach and referral tools such as the Legal Risk Detector, which enables social workers, nurses and other professionals in aging to conduct legal health “check-ups” for the homebound and disabled elderly and refer to them to legal services. Learn more by visiting our Justice for Older Americans page.