Pro Bono and Public Service
To deliver on the Washington State Bar Association's mission of serving the public and the members of the Bar, ensuring the integrity of the legal profession, and championing justice, the Bar seeks to enhance the culture of service and offer the following menu of pro bono and public service opportunities.
October is National Pro Bono Month! Please consider celebrating by volunteering your time for one of the many opportunities arising from the COVID-19 pandemic and its devastating economic effects. Find pro bono opportunities here or statewide volunteer opportunities here.
The Pro Bono and Public Service Committee is working to bring you a free CLE entitled “Serving Low-Income Clients at the Intersection of Family Law and Structural Poverty” as part of the Legal Lunchbox series on Oct. 27, 12-1:30 p.m.
See the Alliance for Equal Justice calendar for upcoming events, CLEs, and fundraisers here.
Find legal aid opportunities and services needed during the coronavirus pandemic.
Serve veterans through the pledge or a Day of Service.
Take a housing, consumer or family law case at a reduced rate and help close the access to justice gap for moderate income households (200%–400% Federal Poverty Level).
Pro Bono Portal
Washington has more than 70 organizations offering opportunities to give back to your communities. Check out our pro bono portal at probonowa.org to find and connect with pro bono opportunities across the state. By volunteering with a Qualified Legal Service Provider, you can earn MCLE credits by doing pro bono work. Find a QLSP in your area.
Find out more about model pro bono policies, earning MCLE credit for volunteering, changing to Emeritus status, and RPC 6.1.
Pro Bono Organizations
The Bar partners with pro bono organizations to offer its members a menu of volunteer opportunities. If your pro bono organizations become a Qualified Legal Service Provider, you can offer your volunteers a number of benefits including free CLEs and MCLE credits. Learn how to become a Qualified Legal Service Provider (QLSP).
The Washington State Bar Association is a member of the Alliance for Equal Justice, which is a network of Washington State organizations that work together in a collaborative way to coordinate strategy and delivery of civil legal aid to people and communities that experience poverty and injustice. Learn more about the Alliance or join.