Pro Bono Partnerships
Since its inception, Public Counsel has relied upon the generous donation of pro bono services from lawyers, legal professionals, and law students as the keystone for our model of delivering free legal services to low-income communities. With the support of thousands of volunteers – expertly trained and mentored by our staff – Public Counsel is able to provide legal representation to more than twenty thousand low-income individuals, families, nonprofits, and small businesses each year. The breadth of our practice, which includes eight separate law projects, uniquely allows Public Counsel to offer a wide range of pro bono opportunities, both discrete and more in-depth, and for both transactional specialists as well as litigators.
The legal profession is unique in its expectation that “every lawyer has a professional responsibility to provide legal services to those unable to pay.” The American Bar Association recommends that every lawyer “should aspire to render at least (50) hours of pro bono publico legal services per year.” Recognizing this incredible professional responsibility, Public Counsel invites members of the legal profession to partner with us in ensuring access to justice for all.
For more information on our available pro bono matters and to sign up to volunteer, click here.