There is a great diversity of pro bono legal opportunities for AHLA members. From providing legal assistance to individuals facing healthcare obstacles to doing corporate legal work for charitable health organizations to litigating for greater access to healthcare, AHLA members can have a positive impact on the health care and legal system in many ways.
The AHLA Pro Bono Health Law Initiative provides the resources, educational materials, and networking information that health lawyers need to start or continue doing excellent pro bono legal work. AHLA is proud to offer these materials online with the AHLA Pro Bono Health Law Toolkit
AHLA member lawyers who have provided significant pro bono legal services in the health care/health law field are recognized each year through the Pro Bono Champions
program. The honorees help increase the availability and quality of health care, provide the health care community with needed access to the legal system, and represent excellence in fulfilling the volunteer tradition of the legal profession.
Many local bar organizations and non-profit legal services organizations maintain networks of volunteer attorneys and firms willing to screen and handle pro bono matters. AHLA members may wish to coordinate with these organizations to set up panels of local firms interested in screening or handling health law-related pro bono matters.