Qualified legal service providers (QLSPs) are nonprofit legal service organizations dedicated to serving low income individuals and families. Your pro bono work with any of these organizations can be reported for MCLE credits.
Benefits for Volunteering with a QLSP
Receive MCLE Credits for Volunteering Self-report your pro bono service hours to receive MCLE credits. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Receive Free Public Service Education CLEs The WSBA offers free on-demand Public Service Education CLE courses to pro bono attorneys that volunteer with a QLSP. Contact PublicService@wsba.org to learn how to become authenticated and get access to these trainings.
Complimentary Access to WSBA Deskbooks
The WSBA is pleased to offer all Qualified Legal Service Providers in Washington free online access to WSBA deskbooks through Fastcase beginning October 15, 2021. This complimentary subscription allows users online
access to a fully word-searchable version of WSBA deskbooks; all citations to cases are linked to the full text of these primary materials in the Fastcase database. Please note that these complimentary subscriptions are limited to research done onsite at the Qualified Legal Service Provider's location.
If you have questions regarding Fastcase, or if you have not yet set up a complimentary subscription to WSBA deskbooks, please reach out to Fastcase at:
RPC 6.1 states that each lawyer should aspire to providing at least 30 hours of pro bono publico hours each year. Any lawyer who reports performing at least 50 hours of pro bono publico in a calendar year is placed on the WSBA Supreme Court Honor Roll.
Free Public Service Trainings
Access free trainings available to you as a volunteer for a Qualified Legal Service Provider (QLSP), or as a participant with the Call to Duty Initiative or Moderate Means Program. Email email@example.com with your name, bar number and the name of your program/organization.
Washington State Bar Foundation
The Washington State Bar Foundation supports WSBA programs that help instill a culture of public service and inclusion in the legal community. These include the Powerful Communities Project, the Moderate Means Program, and Diversity & Inclusion.
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