Updated: Nov. 5, 2021

Pro Bono and Public Service Committee

The Pro Bono and Public Service Committee serves WSBA members by communicating opportunities and eliminating barriers to providing pro bono services to communities that experience poverty and injustice.


For general information about how to find legal help in Washington state, please refer to Find Legal Help. The Pro Bono and Public Service Committee does not accept or refer cases for pro bono legal assistance.


2021 Accomplishments

  • Committee members wrote and adopted a new Mission, Vision, and Values to guide the Committee's work.  
  • Relaunched and redesigned probonowa.org, a clearinghouse for pro bono opportunities in Washington.
  • Members wrote and published several articles for the Washington State Bar News to promote the WSBA Moderate Means Program, pro bono opportunities, and highlight issues of minority voter suppression across the state. 

Model Pro Bono Policies

The Pro Bono and Public Service Committee of the Washington State Bar Association has created three model pro bono policy templates that can be accessed, customized, and adopted by organizations in Washington State. Approved by the WSBA Board of Governors in July 2019, the three templates — one for law firms, a second for corporate and in-house legal departments, and a third for government entities — are intended to be a starting point for the creation and adoption of pro bono policies. Please find downloadable versions of the model pro bono policies here.

ProBonoWA.org

Washington has more than 70 organizations sharing opportunities for you to get involved and give back to your community. Pro Bono WA is a one-stop destination to find and connect with pro bono public service opportunities across the state. Visit probonowa.org for more information.


Next Committee Meeting

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Washington State Bar Association Pro Bono Public Service Committee, pursuant to RCW 42.30.080, that a Pro Bono Public Service Committee meeting will be held on:

Date: Tuesday, Nov. 9
Time: 1-2 p.m. (or until all business is completed)
This meeting is by Zoom only:

Zoom Information:
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Call-in Information
Zoom Conference Call Lines: LOCAL OPTION: (253) 215-8782 || TOLL-FREE OPTION: (888) 788-0099 
Meeting ID: 852 8206 6460 || Passcode: 200331

Meeting Materials

Upcoming Meetings

Meetings are held 1–2 p.m. on the first Tuesday of the month via Zoom unless otherwise noted.

FY 2022 Upcoming Meetings

 Oct. 5, 2021 | Nov. 9, 2021 | Dec. 13, 2021 | Jan. 11, 2022 | Feb. 8, 2022 | March 8, 2022 | April 12, 2022 | May 10, 2022 | June 14, 2022 | July 12, 2022 | Aug. 09, 2022 | Sept. 13, 2022

 

FY 2021 Past Meeting Minutes

Aug. 17, 2021  |  July 13, 2021  |  June 1, 2021  |  May 4, 2021  |  April  6, 2021  |  March 2, 2021  |  Feb. 2, 2021  |  Jan. 5, 2021  |  Dec. 1, 2020  |  Nov. 10, 2020  |  Oct. 13, 2020  

FY 2020 Past Meeting Minutes

Oct. 8, 2019  │  Nov. 5, 2019  │  Dec. 3, 2019  |  Jan. 14, 2020  |  Feb. 4, 2020  |  March 3, 2020  |  May 5, 2020  │  June 2, 2020  |  July 7, 2020  |   Sept. 1, 2020 


Co-Chairs

Bonnie Rosinbum
Michael Addams

BOG Liaison

Matthew Dresden

WSBA Staff Contact

Saleena Salango

Committee Members

Althea Paulson
Christine Kuglin
David Weafer
Deborah Perluss
Erin Fortney
Jacquelyn Merrill Martin
Natalie Reber
Ritu Jain
Sandy Garcia
Thuy Nguyen
Yuan Ting