Are you looking to do more pro bono in 2014? Or looking to get started with pro bono for the first time? Make Pro Bono part of your 2014 New Year’s resolutions! Here are five ways you can transform lives through Pro Bono:
1. Attend a pro bono training session designed to prepare you to take a pro bono case or volunteer with a legal resource center.
2. Ask your firm to join the D.C. Access to Justice Commission’s Raising the Bar in D.C. Campaign.
3. Fill out the online Volunteer Interest Form to be entered into the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program’s volunteer database and receive event and training announcements.
4. Encourage your firm to join the Pro Bono PARTnership Program.
5. Support the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program with a voluntary contribution.
The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program is dedicated to recruiting, training and mobilizing members of the D.C. Bar and others authorized to practice law in the District of Columbia to make desperately-needed pro bono legal services available to individuals and families living in poverty, and to the community-based nonprofits and small businesses that are critical to the economic health of the District’s low income neighborhoods.
Our clinics, resource centers and programs make legal information, advice, brief services and full representation accessible to all, as we strive to increase access to justice across the District.
We couldn’t do it without the support of D.C. Bar members! The D.C. Bar Pro Bono Program thanks all of our volunteers, mentors, and donors for helping us touch the lives of 20,000 D.C. residents in 2013.
Interested in more information about volunteering with the Pro Bono Program? Contact Shannon Redd, staff attorney and training manager.