Celebrate Pro Bono!
If you are interested in learning more about pro bono opportunities in Washington, please reach out to the Public Service Specialist at PaigeH@wsba.org. October is National Pro Bono Month and we want to invite you to celebrate with opportunities from across the state. Please see below for a calendar of statewide events to support Qualified Legal Service Providers and volunteers!
For more information about the 2019 National Celebration of Pro Bono, please visit the American Bar Association's website here.
Pro Bono and Public Service Volunteers
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.
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. Click here to 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.