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 dedicating your time and expertise to one of the many volunteer opportunities around our state.
In recognition of Pro Bono Month, the Pro Bono and Public Service Committee will present a free CLE entitled "How Minor Guardianship Has Changed and Adult Guardianship Will Change Under The New UGA" as part of the Legal Lunchbox series on Tuesday, October 26, 12:00 - 1:30 p.m. Register for this free CLE event here.
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 organizations across the state, view pro-bono related events on the Pro Bono WA Calendar, and more. By volunteering with a Qualified Legal Service Provider, you can earn MCLE credits for your pro bono work. Find a QLSP in your area.
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).
Find legal aid opportunities and services needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.